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.

  • small beer
  • Bronx cheer
  • coast is clear
  • in the clear
  • into the clear
  • see one's way clear
  • oh dear
  • bug in one's ear
  • by ear
  • flea in one's ear
  • give a thick ear
  • have one's ear
  • lend an ear
  • play by ear
  • play it by ear
  • put a flea in one's ear
  • roasting ear
  • tin ear
  • turn a deaf ear
  • you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
  • for fear
  • get one's rear in gear
  • high gear
  • in high gear
  • out of gear
  • slip a gear
  • throw out of gear
  • so i hear
  • all here
  • same here
  • anywhere near
  • draw near
  • far and near
  • nowhere near
  • bring up the rear
  • bum steer
  • wear and tear
  • leap year
Pure Rhymes — Set #1 of 1


End Rhymes

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


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