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Dictionary of Rhymes

This dictionary lists rhymes for a given word. It identifies a word’s perfect rhymes and distinguishes these from its imperfect ones. For two words to be perfect rhymes, their vowels with primary stress must be identical in sound, as should all sounds that follow the vowels with primary stress. Additionally, the onset (the consonant sound preceding the primary-stressed vowel) must be different. For example, the words revive [ri-VIVE] and deprive [di-PRIVE] are perfect rhymes.

The dictionary of rhymes is also able to suggest words that do not exactly rhyme, but which share other phonetic similarities such as assonance or consonance.

The following image shows rhymes for the noun flower.


The main panel displays the results, which are arranged in three columns and divided into sections that combine all words with the same series of final phonemes. This phonetic ending is shown in green text and is enclosed in square brackets. Next to it, the number of results is indicated. Sections are arranged by number of identical phonemes in descending order.

The first column of each section lists all the words with the phonetic ending in question. Each word is shown in the relevant inflected form, followed by an abbreviated indication of its syntactic category. Clicking on this column’s header alternates between ascending and descending alphabetical sorting.

The second column shows the phonetic transcription of the word. Clicking on the transcription will play its pronunciation. Clicking on this column’s header alternates between ascending and descending phonetic sorting (starting at the end of the word).

The third column indicates the relative frequency of the word by way of a horizontal bar whose length is proportional to this frequency. Clicking on this column’s header alternates between ascending and descending sorting by frequency.

By default, the results are presented in descending order of frequency.

In order to give a better overview of each section, only the first five results of each are shown initially. If there are more than five, the list ends with the message and n others…, which can be clicked to reveal all the results. Whenever this full list is shown, the clickable message Reduce to 5 results is shown. Additionally, each section is preceded by a hide/show chevron that can be closed to hide the section’s contents, except for its title.

The hide/show chevron to the left of the title bar can be closed to hide all sections, except for their titles, in a single click. This global view can be useful when results are divided into many different sections, for example, if you want to browse through all the perfect, imperfect and near rhymes for a long word.

The upper section of the right-hand panel shows the definition of the selected word.