Sexy Birthday Homonyms: sleigh & slay
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Welcome to the second full week of celebration for the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday! All month, I’ve been posting a set of easily confused homonyms each weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:
To slay is a verb meaning to kill violently. Informally, it can also mean to impress or overwhelm, as in:
Still coming, I lay back and sighed, “You slay me, baby.”
A sleigh (noun) is a vehicle used on snow or ice, as in:
We cuddled naked under furs in the back of the sleigh as it sped through the snowy dark night.
What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.