The word "ícono" can be written as 'esdrújula' or 'llana'.

What are some other words whose accentuation can vary?

  • you mean, same meaning but different spellings? or similar spellings, different meaning?
    – Iria
    Jan 20, 2020 at 15:45
  • There is a list of similar words at the end of this answer: spanish.stackexchange.com/a/27435/18348
    – jacobo
    Jan 20, 2020 at 22:18
  • @IriaPoncelaBlanco - I think OP means same meaning, different spellings. Jan 21, 2020 at 2:46
  • In some places they say fríjoles so frijol can also be fríjol
    – aris
    Jan 21, 2020 at 3:08
  • that sounds like a bad misspelling, fríjol, it should be frijol according to spelling rules
    – Iria
    Jan 21, 2020 at 8:47

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Since you seem to be only interested in knowing some words in the same situation as icono, here you have a couple of them:

1 See Is it "élite" or "elite"?

2 See video o vídeo in the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • What about that infamous méndigo/mendigo that got me so confused recently? Jan 21, 2020 at 2:44
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    @aparente001 note that "méndigo" does not mean the same as "mendigo" so I have not included it.
    – Charlie
    Jan 21, 2020 at 5:22
  • Thanks. // I'm so confused about that pair. I thought the meanings were related. There's a lot of judgment in Mexico. Well, at least what I've heard, is not so much against the person doing the begging, but there's a belief, I don't know if it's true, that there's a family member behind the scenes, sending the infirm person out to the sidewalk to beg, and pocketing the money. Jan 21, 2020 at 5:31
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    Si buscas en Google "rae dpd dos acentuaciones, ambas válidas" encontrarás un montón: fútbol, Rávena, formica, páprika, Rumanía, pixel, -scopia, olimpiada, balano, bronquiolo, voleibol, chofer, bungaló, basquetbol, -fito, etc. Muchas son adaptaciones de otros idiomas.
    – fedorqui
    Jan 21, 2020 at 9:21

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