Difference between “Slow” and “Sloe”

Sloe and Slow are homophones – they both sound same but with different meanings.

Slow is to reduce one’s speed or the speed of a vehicle or process.


Let’s look at example below:

– A slow train;

– A  slow pace;

– A plant of slow growth etc


Sloe is the small bluish-black fruit of the blackthorn, with a sharp sour taste. It is used in making sloe gin (a gin flavoured with sloe juice).

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Let’s look at example below:

– Sloe berry has once central seed;

– The gin is made from sloe berries



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