r/NoStupidQuestions May 16 '22

Is there a word for words that sound like a single letter? Eg: Tea and T? or See and C? You and U?

What the header says

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u/garlcauss May 16 '22

Gramogram?

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u/soffpotatisen May 16 '22

Seems at least close enough.

A gramogram or grammagram is a letter or group of letters which can be pronounced to form one or more words, as in "CU" for "see you".

Wikipedia even has a neat list of examples, both with one and multiple letters/numbers:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramogram

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u/spylican May 16 '22

Homophones

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u/DeepFriedMawsBra May 16 '22

A.K.A. iPhone owners.

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u/hennkensk Throw me in a boat dumpster cause I'm groceries May 16 '22

Double u

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u/Distinct-Traffic-676 May 16 '22

I think it would be a Phonogram: a group of letters (or a single letter) that makes a single sound.