A pair of words that differ from each other only by one sound: e.g. drug / drum. These two words have different meanings only because of the single difference in sound between them: /g/ vs. /m/. These two sounds are therefore phonemes of English.
two words sounding alike in all but one feature, e.g., "heating/hitting": in this case the feature is the first vowel.
Two very similar words often used for discrimination practice. One word of the pair is the example word and contains the new phonetic element; the other word is the contrast word and contains familiar letter(s) which substitute for the new phonetic element. Examples: beat/seat, feet/meet/, stop/mop.
a pair of words, both from the same language, that differ by only a single phoneme, and that are recognized by speakers as being two different words
a pair of words that have different meanings and which differ in only one sound
a pair of words with different meanings with exactly the same pronunciation except for one sound that differs
A pair of words that mean two different things and differ only by one sound, such as nono "grandfather" versus nono "a lot."
A pair of words which contrast in only one phonological segment, eg sa/r sa.
A pair of items differing by one phonological feature; eg sit/set, ship/sheep, pen/pan, fan/pan, pan/pat etc.
A minimal pair refers to two words, phrases or clauses that vary only by one element used to compare linguistically similar patterns. Example:â€œpinâ€ / â€œpenâ€â€œthe word of Godâ€ / â€œthe word of man
Two words which are different from each other only by one meaningful sound, and by their meaning, e.g. hear, fear.
In phonology, minimal pairs are pairs of words or phrases in a particular language, which differ in only one phone, phoneme, toneme or chroneme and have a distinct meaning. They are used to demonstrate that two phones constitute two separate phonemes in the language.