An overview of RhymeZone
What is RhymeZone?
RhymeZone is the best and fastest way to find English words for writing poetry, song lyrics,
essays, and more. It has been running continuously
How do I use RhymeZone?
Type a word into the search box, select a
function in the dropdown list next to the box, and then hit
"Search" to view the results. Here are the different
functions that you can select from that dropdown list:
- Find rhymes: This function will return words
that exactly rhyme with the word you typed in.
- Find near rhymes: This function will return words
that almost rhyme with the word you typed in.
- Find synonyms: This function will return words
that are the same or similar in meaning to the word
you typed in.
- Find descriptive words: This function will find words
that commonly describe your word, or vice versa. For example,
"sunset" will bring up "beautiful", "red", and "gorgeous", among
- Find anonyms: This function will return words
that can mean the opposite of what you typed in.
- Find definition: This function will search
for definitions of the word you typed in. It will also allow
you to submit your query to other online dictionaries on the Web.
- Find lyrics and poems: This function will search
through millions of verses of poetry, lyrics, and plays
to find examples where the word is used in a rhyme.
- Find homophones: This function will return words
that have exactly the same pronunciation as what you typed in
but are spelled differently.
- Find similar sounding words: This function will return words
that have a pronunciation that's similar, but not necessarily
the same, as what you typed in.
- Match consonants: This option will return words
that have the same pattern of consonant sounds. Phonetic,
for example, will return fanatic.
- Find related words: This option will return words
that are related in some important way to what you typed in.
- Find similar spellings: This option will return words
in the dictionary that are spelled similarly to what you typed in.
Use this feature to spell-check a word that you aren't sure of.
- Match these letters: This option will return words and phrases
that contain the letters you type in.
- Search for pictures: This function will search
for kids-friendly pictures on the Web related to the word you typed in.
- Search in Shakespeare: This function will search
all of Shakespeare's plays and poems for your word.
Linking to RhymeZone and accessing it from your browser's toolbar
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site, for any reason whatsoever. Read what others have said about RhymeZone, and
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Each query you submit, including your hostname and the options you
select, is logged in a file. This file is used solely to collect
aggregate access statistics to enhance the service, and no
individually identifying information is collected or exposed. The
aggregated data is never shared with any party other than those
affiliated with the development of RhymeZone.
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If you use RhymeZone with young children, please know that you may
occasionally see results that contain words and phrases considered by
some people to be obscene. While we make every effort to filter out
violent or needlessly graphic lyrics content, we aim to present
language realistically for all users regardless of age or background,
and so we do not explicitly censor RhymeZone results for profanity.
With this in mind, please use your best judgment about how, or
whether, to browse RhymeZone with young children.
I found some "near rhymes" that seem way, way off. What's up with that?
Sometimes you'll find strange results in the "near rhymes"
section, and very often these will only make sense when you
hear the rhyme pronounced out loud in the context of a song.
RhymeZone casts a wide net to hunt down near rhymes. We use
several different sources, including not just pronunciation data,
but also poetry, lyrics, and popular search queries from other RhymeZone users
who searched for your word. We don't want to leave any stone
unturned to find good ideas for you, and prefer to err on the
side of inclusion.
What's up with the "phrase rhymes" section?
This experimental new tab on RhymeZone shows you
phrases that might be good matches for your multi-syllable query word. For example, the word
"poetry" produces phrase rhymes like "boba tea" and "swollen knee" and
"hopeful he" and "moments we". Some of these (like "boba tea") are
single conceptual units, while others (like "hopeful he") are sentence
fragments. Both kinds of results may be useful when writing slant
rhymes that cross line boundaries, popular in hip hop music and recent
musical theater. Typically, RhymeZone's phrase rhymes are assonant (share
vowel sounds) with the query word, and also have the same final
consonant, if any.
As with the "near rhymes" section you'll often find many strange choices in this section,
some of them nonsensical. Phrase rhymes are a work in progress!
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How can I find out more?
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