Is there a term for words that have the same spelling, different meanings, and different amounts of syllables for their pronunciations?

The only example I can think of is resume and résumé. The only problem with this example is it technically isn’t the same spelling though since there are accents in résumé. But resume and résumé do have different meanings, and different amounts of syllables in their pronunciations. Are there any other words that someone can think of that have same spelling, different meanings AND amounts of syllables. And is there a term for these words?

Update: another “heteronym with varying syllables” I just thought of: blessed (used as a verb) would be pronounced “blest”, as in, "Uncle Joey blessed our Thanksgiving dinner", while blessed used adjectivally may be pronounced “blesid”, as in, "He loved his blessed freedom."

  • Blessed can be one or two syllables, though the meanings are pretty related and pronunciations are not consistently applied to the same meanings. – nnnnnn Nov 22 '19 at 4:03
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    Update - you "just thought of" blessed? Coincidentally after I suggested it? – nnnnnn Nov 22 '19 at 21:35
  • It was actually kind of weird, I was just editing my question and added blessed to it, and as soon as I submitted and refreshed, I saw your comment. You must have commented that at the exact same time I was editing. I legitimately thought of the word blessed a week before I even asked the question. Once I remembered, I started editing, then when I was done, I saw your comment. There is no way for me to prove to you that it was my original thought and was independent of your comment, but it occurred to me before I saw your comment. Think what you wish. – Cotton Headed Ninnymuggins Nov 24 '19 at 19:47
  • Different amounts of syllables? Are you weighing them? – David Nov 24 '19 at 20:49
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    forte and forte – shoover Nov 25 '19 at 23:56

The closest definition I could find is that of the heteronym:

A heteronym (also known as a heterophone) is a word that has a different pronunciation and meaning from another word but the same spelling. These are homographs that are not homophones.

Heteronyms don't necessarily have a different amount of syllables, but these are included. Other examples of heteronyms are present, produce, lead, and desert.

Drawer ('compartment in a cupboard'; 'someone who draws') would be a heteronym with a different amount of syllables.

Edit: these are apparently also referred to as 'accent heteronyms'.

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Words which are written the same way are homographs. I don't know of a specific term for homographs with different numbers of syllables.

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