Pure Rhymes

Words that have identical vowel-based rhyme sounds in the tonic syllable. Moreover, that tonic syllable must start with a different consonantal sound.

  • go to hell
  • have a snowball's chance in hell
  • hope in hell
  • like hell
  • ninth circle of hell
  • death knell
  • hard sell
  • come out of your shell
  • into one's shell
  • out of one's shell
  • dry spell
  • good spell
  • under one's spell
  • do tell
  • all very well
  • as well
  • know full well
  • mean well
  • ne'er do well
  • play one's cards well
  • sit well
  • very well
  • wear well
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End Rhymes

Words that have a pure rhyme on their last syllable only.

  • lay it on with a trowel
End Rhymes — Set #2 of 24
  • local yokel
End Rhymes — Set #3 of 24

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Near Rhymes

Words that "almost" rhyme on the vowel-based rhyme sound of the stressed syllable like: be/eat or maybe/shapely.

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Mosaic Rhymes

Rhymes made up of more than one word. For instance, "jealous" and "tell us" or "shaky" and "make me."

One-syllable words do not have mosaic rhymes.

Mosaic Rhymes — Set #1 of 1