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Words That Don't Rhyme With Any Other Words

Updated on April 11, 2008

Words With Nothing To Rhyme To...

To the best of my knowledge, there are 70 words in the English language which do not rhyme with any other words! They are (in alphabetical order):

A - Almond, Angry, Angst, Anxious, Aspirin

B - Bachelor, Breadth, Bulb, Bulbous

C - Calumny, Cannabis, Caveat, Chaos, Chimney, Chocolate, Circus, Citrus, Citizen, Condom

D - Denizen, Depth, Diamond, Different

E - Eighth, Elbow, Else, Empty, Engine

F - Fift, Film, Foible, Fugue

G - Galaxy, Glimpsed, Golf, Gulf

H - Hostage, Husband

I - Iron

J - Justice

K - ...

L - Laundry, Luggage

M - Monster, Month, Mulcts

N - Ninth, Neutron

O - Obvious, Of, Office, Olive, Orange

P - Pint, Pedant, Penguin, Pizza, Plankton, Plinth, Promise, Purple

Q - ...

R - Reptile

S - Sanction, Sandwich, Shadow, Silver

T - Transfer, Twelfth

U - ...

V - Vacuum

W - Width, Wolf

X - ...

Y - ...

Z - ...

So there ya go... all the known word in the English language that do not rhyme with any word in the dictionary (all 70 of 'em)... fascinating, huh (boy, do I have too much time on my hands...)?

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      asci 9 years ago from UK

      Great reply, you could rhyme spatchula with bachelor but it's not in the English dictionary. I was looking for one for you for K, came up with Kitchen - is there anything that rhymes with that?

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      razorblades 9 years ago from Holland

      I can think of one word that rhymes with kitchen, but its not a real word in any sense, its 'female dog" followed by in. Other than that nothing. Great list, very comprehensive!!!!

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      commentonthis7 9 years ago

      good hub

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      LatestDud 9 years ago from Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)

      Kitchen rhymes with cichon, michon, pichon, mcmichen... I'll put up a rhyming dictionary in the links section. :-) It's quite interesting!

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      asci 9 years ago from UK

      I've just looked that rhyming site and it says those words are 'Surnames'

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      wolflover 8 years ago

      cool but of rhymes with dove

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      jack 8 years ago

      does condom rhyme with kingdom?

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      aidan 8 years ago

      dude, you forgot nostril!

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      aidan 8 years ago

      and indubitably

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      David 8 years ago

      Diamond = Almond

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      jack 8 years ago

      kitchen rhymes with richen

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      el hombre 8 years ago

      Regarding "anxious"..would not any word ending with a 'ous' be

      "rhymeable",,as with continuous-obvious-hippopotamus and

      ain't this ridiculous....el hombre

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      mr. know it all... 7 years ago

      golf rhymes with wolf. mther goose teaches you thtings like that man. because wander rhyms with gander. fools

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      LatestDud 7 years ago from Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)

      Mr. Know It All - Please tell me you are kidding. 'Cos if you're not, we are embarrassed for you. LOL!

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      Anonymous4LifeHoe 7 years ago

      'Golf' can rhyme with "Adolf", but it's not exactly a word so

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      Carlos 7 years ago

      Dude, Purple rhymes with turtle man. how'd you not know?

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      lol to funni 7 years ago

      u have too much time on ur hands dude lol gd work tho

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      Elizabeth Leigh Bailey 7 years ago

      umm there are words that Rhyme with "Of": Above and Love. :) Just thought I'd let you know. xo

      Cheers.

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      Elizabeth Leigh Bailey 7 years ago

      and "golf" does NOT rhyme with "wolf" neither do "purple" and "turtle" but "answer" and "transfer" could possibly work.

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      privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      ...OKAY! I finally found it - the perfect place to tell what my name Rhymes with.

      Melanie...? what does it Rhyme with?

      Felony! LOL!

      "I was looking for one for you for K, came up with Kitchen - is there anything that rhymes with that?"

      Yes! Bitchen!

      And the word *of* rhymes with MANY MANy words...don't get why that one is there. I play a lot of scrabble ;}

      of

      love

      dove

      glove

      above...to name a few....

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      pizza 7 years ago

      kitchen rhymes with bitchin'

      of rhymes with glove, shove, love, above, dove...

      how can you not be able to rhyme that?

      btw twelfth and wealth.

      doesn't that rhyme?

      and purple kinda rhymes with (steve) URKLE :DD

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      pizza 7 years ago

      and pizza duz rhyme with "meet cha"

      jk

      but im serious about the wealth thing

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      Trevor S 7 years ago

      What about the word "Underground"?? and there's prob many more... or am i just wrong?

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      Tyler 7 years ago

      Golf and Gulf rhyme together, just because there spelled different doesn't mean they cant rhyme

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      uzzy 7 years ago

      rhythm? im sure that doesn't rhyme with anything

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      Loo Loo 7 years ago

      asprin rhymes with aspen :) i think

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      Jake 7 years ago

      Lichen Rhymes with kitchen... Look it up if you don't believe me

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      john 7 years ago

      hundreds of words rhyme with "of"

      dove, above, (anything with a long "O")

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      zzcookiemonster 6 years ago

      doesn't golf anf gulf rhyme with each other? spelt differently but same sound

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      really 6 years ago

      uzzy stigmatism rhymes with rhythm

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      really 6 years ago

      actually astigmatism srry bout that

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      Tiara 6 years ago

      Don't get it pint rhymes with print

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      Moose  6 years ago

      iron, siren

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      al 6 years ago

      chocolate acholic

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      Geoffrie 6 years ago

      Golf and gulf are pronouced differently, Golf has an English descent, wheras gulf, as it sounds is of British descent.

      Since "of" is a short word and is not a vowel it cannot rhyme with any other word, example: whereas go is able to ryhme with mow because it is a vowel and is able to be a sentence on it's it own.

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      alice 6 years ago

      pizza is an Italian word therefore there is no rhyming English word.

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      sjbafhijkbfiueb 6 years ago

      of and dove......transfer and cancer

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      Brett 6 years ago

      nothing rhymes with confidence

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      Craig 6 years ago

      Dentist doesn't rhyme with anything.

      ...Right?

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      Hooptown 6 years ago

      Kitchen chicken

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      dinkle-doodle 6 years ago

      First thing you have to remember when talking about rhyming is that there are SEVERAL different types of rhyme - 2 to be more exact, which are subdivided into more specific categories! English is not even my mother-tongue, so for those of you, for whom it is...should be a tad ashamed!

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      bippity boppity 6 years ago

      circle rhymes with purple

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      Riley Cuda 6 years ago

      Eighth rhymes with faith hahah

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      Jonathan 6 years ago

      Do you know what else doesn't rhyme?

      NINJA!!

      Let's see if anyone can rhyme with that word.

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      Me 6 years ago

      Obnoxious rhymes with anxious.

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      Me 6 years ago

      and pisa rhymes with pizza

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      Me 6 years ago

      Golf rhymes with ahlf and ralf

      Different rhymes with deferment and ignorant

      but nothing rhymes with indigo.

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      Steven 6 years ago

      Doesn't faith rhyme with eigth?

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      Laura 6 years ago

      Reptile = futile, west nile, pile, trial, denial,

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      Davorunner 6 years ago from Australia

      A lot of those words mentioned have a lot of words that rhyme with them. Twelth rhymes with health

      And Orange? You've obviously never heard eminem rhyme oranges with hinges and syringes.

      you probably heard that "orange and silver" don't have any rhyming words. Tsk, tsk. The people who wrote that "fact" were not in the least bit poetical.

      A lot of people will tell you that 'rain' doesn't rhyme with 'same'. That is the equivalent of saying that 2x2 cannot equal 4 because 2+2 already does. Or that there's no way out of the house except the door. Of course you can go out a window if you really want.

      If you can make the words rhyme by the way you pronounce them in a song, then yes, those two words DO rhyme. It's more about the sound you make, than how the words are spelt.

      Using two words that sound the same but have different meanings and are spelt differently doesn't really work either, because rhyming is more about the sound YOU make and the rythm, and less about having a different word.

      So rhyming 'gate' and 'gait' isn't REALLY a rhyme.

      It's open for creative interpretation, that's the good part about it, but those 2 main things I mentioned are things that people don't realise, which leads to their rhymes sounding really off.

      Remember the really important thing here is putting yourself into it, and people getting your message. Don't compromise those things for anything.

      Hope I've helped :P

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      moocow 6 years ago

      Citrus-Mistress

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      DijitalDJ 6 years ago

      Just because you people are lazy and mispronounce words or refuse to enunciate them doesn't make two words rhyme. For example, if you actually pronounce the f in the word twelfth, which is not in any way silent, it will not rhyme with health, and you can't inquire about my healfth. Same with citrus-mistress, and a variety of other examples.

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      yomomma 6 years ago

      I agree with DijitalDJ. Just like how people thing "orange" rhyme with "door hinge," sorry to burst your bubble, but orange isn't pronounced like orenge.

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      Lauren 6 years ago

      Wolf - Gulf?

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      Krede 6 years ago

      Month rhymes whit hunt?

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      sanelacar 6 years ago

      Noticed "laundry" listed. What about "quandry"? I think this rhymes...

      Found this site looking for words that rhyme with kitchen, and almost non-existent. Most listings were actually last names. I like bitch'en, but might not be appropriate for a poem I want to submit. Anything else you all can think of that rhymes with kitchen?

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      anon 6 years ago

      reptile rhymes with erectile failure!

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      Cslet 6 years ago

      What about disruptive, quantity and permeable

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      Muppet POS 6 years ago

      Of and poo

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      Storm the Lucario 6 years ago

      Oi, Jonathan: "Ninja" rhymes with "singed ya"

      ...kind of

      :p

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      Blah blah blah 6 years ago

      Whaddya mean, of and poo?!

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      Storm the Lucario 6 years ago

      What rhymes with "examples"?

      Let's see if someone can rhyme that.

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      Tori 6 years ago

      EIGHTH rhythms with FAITH!

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      Your name 5 years ago

      Purple circle?

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      5 years ago

      examples - revamples ha

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      Dan 5 years ago

      Orange rhymes with lozenge.

      Also kitchen rhymes with friction and description.

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      Cslet 5 years ago

      Fledglings

      Portfolio

      Moneyback

      Exclusively

      Korimono (so sorry)

      someone rhyme the ones i said before

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      Mr. Know it all... 5 years ago

      Heard this in another thread

      Golf - Disolve? probs not

      Pint - Skint yes

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      5 years ago

      angel

      angry

      chimney

      sanction

      vacuum

      problem

      neutron

      dangerous

      obvious

      loathetian

      animal

      citizen

      zigzag

      necessery

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      Rae 5 years ago

      Idiot doesn't rhyme with others, that I've found.

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      Tam 5 years ago

      idiot rhymes with bigot doesn't it?

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      Andrew 5 years ago

      Haha this is fun readingthis

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      something 5 years ago

      actully if u do think bout it pedent and decendent rymes so ther you go haha !!!!!!

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      Mr. Oinkmonkey 5 years ago

      'Orange' rhymes with 'sporange', which is a sac where spores are made.

      'Silver rhymes with 'chilver', which is a female lamb.

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      Pint? 5 years ago

      Pint = Tint

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      Literacy101 5 years ago

      You guys are idiots those words are up there because they don't rhyme . Your examples are wrong if you actually pronounce them properly. I did enjoy the list helped with a poety english report.

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      Cory 5 years ago

      Wilderness does not have a rhyme. Lame.

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      Big daddy 5 years ago

      "GULF" and "WOLF" rhyme just like OF, ABOVE, LOVE, DOVE, GLOVE and probably many more!

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      Everyday im shufflin 5 years ago

      Orange purple and silver DON'T rhyme with anything urple isn't a freakin word u idiots and stop makin up words that arent real in english

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      Everyday im shufflin 5 years ago

      Orange purple and silver DON'T rhyme with anything urple isn't a freakin word u idiots and stop makin up words that arent real in english oh and can i give all of u gift in german haha

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      Intruder 5 years ago

      This entire thread is overly US-centric. The US "CNN accent" is not the only way people on this planet speak. Why is the definition of 'rhyme' always limited to the accent only half of Americans and no Europeans have?

      A way you can demonstrate the rhyming problem is by comparing language dictionaries from the US with their UK counterparts. For example, the o in the swedish drink Glögg is said to be like the 'oo' in the US 'look', and the 'er' in the UK 'berg' Nobody in the US would think the vowel sounds in 'look' and 'berg' are anything alike. In England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa they sound remarkably similar.

      So in this sense, 'bachelor' and 'spatula' can rhyme... ask a cockney!

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      gig 5 years ago

      CMON! SANDWICH RHYMES WITH WITCH!

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      More words that Don't rhyme 5 years ago

      Asparagus and celery

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      jam 5 years ago

      purple rhymes with curple (the hindquarters of a horse and hirple (to walk with a limp)

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      Henry 5 years ago

      Doesn't Wolf rhyme with gulf?

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      Mickey 5 years ago

      What about wonderful?

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      Liam 5 years ago

      Fift= gift. lift. to name a few

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      kamuimaru 5 years ago

      Purple rhymes with nurple. Purple nurple

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      yo 5 years ago

      dilver rhymews with silver dilvers eat there own feces its true google it

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      Delaney 5 years ago

      Difficult. I can't think of a rhyme for difficult. Tricky.

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      Missael 5 years ago

      wolf=gulf

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      Missael 5 years ago

      vacuum=womb

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      juckue 5 years ago

      yeek

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      daffy poon 5 years ago

      what is yeek idiot

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      ahseeb 5 years ago

      purple-turtle !

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      Jsfgyfghugv 5 years ago

      Of rhymes with dove

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      junaid 5 years ago

      i swear iron rhymes with lion...

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      Umm 5 years ago

      Silver , Bewilder

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      Jelly_Belly 5 years ago

      Merriam-Webster says that nothing rhymes with "angel".

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      5 years ago

      Ninja rhymes with ginger angel rhymes with hell

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      craig 5 years ago

      Tell you what you lot must be on drugs cus that's how I ended up on this page lol, n kitchin rymes with itchen,bitchin,twitchin,stichin, if you take away the g lmao

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      Kitchen bitchin 5 years ago

      You lot need to get a life my two year old does this shit

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      XxM0nk3yk1llz0n3xX 5 years ago

      Lol, your two year old works with bitichin'?

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      not important 5 years ago

      orange rhymes with challenge

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      Hey 5 years ago

      DESK, PIZZA

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      emillie fleming in yo face 5 years ago

      ornage rhymes with

      challenge

      expunge

      lozenge

      lunge

      orange

      plunge

      scavenge

      sponge

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      iHoRiZoNi 5 years ago

      Purple ; Hurdle?

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      Meow 5 years ago

      Gulf rhymes with engulf

      What about rhythm?

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      jeremyb 5 years ago

      "Of" is wrong. It rhymes with dove and love and glove.

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      Grambo 5 years ago

      unless somebody else said it.. I don't think "naked" has a rhyme ?

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      5 years ago

      Most of these words are truly not rhymable in contemporary

      English. However, using the unabridged Oxford Enlish Dictionary, orange, silver, and purple are the only words without perfect rhymes.

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      Bastinki 5 years ago

      Okay here we go, a rhyme based on the words you offer.

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      Bastinki 5 years ago

      I eat ALMONDS wearing nothing but DIAMONDS, I'm ANGRY hungry, and GANGLY.

      My first reaction's usually ANGST, so THANKS for making me ANXIOUS, no, actually, I think I'll keep it THANKLESS, and instead just take an ASPIRIN to control these levels of GASTRIN, cos pain relief and a good night's sleep in my bed is all I'm ASKING.

      So what if I'm a BACHELOR it's not because my arms and legs and fingers are TENTACULAR,

      I could go on here, - but won't. :)

      Breadth - Hairbreadth

      Bulb - Gulp, Bulk, Pulp

      Bulbous - Sulcus, Schoolbus?

      Cannabis - dramatist, philanthropist

      Engine - Avenging, whinging?

      Iron - Mayan

      Vacuum - Backroom (as with hairsbredth, this is usually written as one word maybe?)

      Penguin - Pending, sanguin, bending

      Transfer - Transverse

      Promise - Honest

      Obvious - Orphheus (poet)

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      man who finds flaws in everything 5 years ago

      what about panther?

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      harry27 4 years ago

      What about courageous

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      poop 4 years ago

      lovely?

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      Lauren 4 years ago

      Elbow rings with bow.

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      Ashley 4 years ago

      Some of you are real idiots...How the **** can of rhyme with dove you don't say it 'dov' you say it 'duv'.... :@

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      lewis clark 4 years ago

      hahahahahahahaha i found a word that rymes with GOLF..................DOLF...its a name neegro

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      RepulsiveGecko5 4 years ago

      Reptile rhymes with missile

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      Dude 4 years ago

      testicle?

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      QI Fan 4 years ago

      Fans of the program QI will know the following rhymes: Orange - Blorenge and Gorringe

      Purple - Hurple and Curple

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      Vic 4 years ago

      Almond rhyms with salmo

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      Lala 4 years ago

      Almond= Salmon

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      gabby182 4 years ago

      a lot of these have rhymes. for example, of and dove. I would suggest revising this.

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      YouFail 4 years ago

      pint rhymes with hint. you fail. HARD.

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      YouFail 4 years ago

      and mint, and tint, and dint....

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      thislistsucks 4 years ago

      iron rhymes with lion

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      LatestDud 4 years ago from Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)

      @YouFail - Pint isn't pronounced the same way as 'mint, lint, tint, dint' etc. It's pronounced 'pie-ent'.

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      Ifyoureadthisyou'regay 4 years ago

      Orange = Door-hinge

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      sky 4 years ago

      eight rhymes with skaight

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      Skyler 4 years ago

      Cruton rhymes with netron

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      4 years ago

      HUuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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      me 4 years ago

      A lorof you people are idiots that do not know how to rhyme.

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      yeah 4 years ago

      orange----minge

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      GIEL 4 years ago

      reptile rhymes with file

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      hi 3 years ago

      chaos- Barbados!!!

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      Moobldy Farfendoofen 3 years ago

      Hostage rhymes with sausage. You need to double check your list.

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      mohammad 3 years ago

      wolf = golf ?

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      asdf 3 years ago

      Of rhymes with Dove

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      agression 3 years ago

      I didn't mean to take all your aspirine. Please forgive me it was an accident!

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      Jeremy 3 years ago

      Orange rhymes with sporange...pizza is an italian word not an english word.

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      Blank 3 years ago

      Chicklet rhymes with chocolate

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      PostGhost 3 years ago

      Iron = Lion, Orion, ion, Cyan, Mayan, Hawaiian, geminian, Uruguayan, scion.

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      Posting 6 Years After 2 years ago

      ^unless you pronounce lion, orion, etc. "ly-ron", ori-ron", no they do not rhyme

      although Chiron from Greek mythology rhymes

      also doesn't eighth rhyme with faith?

      for those of you who don't know, the rule of a rhyme is that it has to rhyme from the last stressed syllable onwards.

      reptile doesn't work with file because "rep" is the stressed syllable in the word reptile. you would need a word like SEPtile or KEPtile or preLEPtile

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      Will Collins 2 years ago

      Cockatiel has no rhymes.

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      tino turunen 2 years ago

      Word Iron for example. You Can make that rhyme if You take it Like . hockey stick made from (Iron) when my jacket is (tight on) just get new car jump (Straight on)

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      Kendrick Williams 2 years ago

      It's a long list of comments, so I didn't read all of them but, Purple rhymes with Gerbil.

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      idk 2 years ago

      Nothing rhymes with purple

      None of you can rhyme

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      Travis White 2 years ago

      Wolf rhymes with gulf. Think about the word gulf like the Gulf of Mexico and wolf in the silver wolf.

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      23 months ago

      Any word can be rhymed if you slant rhyme.

      Purple rhymes with Hurtful, Verbal, and Urkel

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      hallo 12 months ago

      you forgot Afro

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