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.

  • hit the fan
  • as one man
  • best man
  • company man
  • dirty old man
  • feel like a new man
  • for no man
  • hatchet man
  • he man
  • hired man
  • iron man
  • lady's man
  • leg man
  • man to man
  • man's man
  • marked man
  • new man
  • right hand man
  • straw man
  • the man
  • time and tide wait for no man
  • to a man
  • yes man
  • down the pan
  • flash in the pan
  • American plan
  • game plan
  • lay away plan
  • spick and span
  • better than
  • less than
  • more than
  • no sooner than
Pure Rhymes — Set #1 of 1


End Rhymes

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

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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.

  • change hands
  • clean hands
  • devil finds work for idle hands
  • hang heavy on one's hands
  • in one's hands
  • into one's own hands
  • join hands
  • off one's hands
  • on one's hands
  • play into one's hands
  • safe pair of hands
  • show of hands
  • sit on one's hands
  • soil one's hands
  • take off one's hands
  • take one's life in one's hands
  • take the law into one's own hands
  • throw up one's hands
  • tie one's hands
Near Rhymes — Set #2 of 74
  • chain gang
  • road gang
  • care a hang
  • go hang
  • let go hang
Near Rhymes — Set #3 of 74

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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