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List of English words without rhymes

The following is a list of English words without rhymes, i.e. a list of words in the English language which rhyme with no other English words in the sense that they are pronounced in the same way from the vowel sound of the main stressed syllable onwards.

It is sometimes said that the words orange, purple, and silver are the only words which rhyme with no other words. However, the words sporange, curple, and chilver have been cited as rhymes for these words. That is not to say that there are no rhymeless words, however; there are in fact many, including such words as marathon and discombobulate. If one restricts the list to words of just one or two syllables, however, the list is fairly short. What follows is an attempt at such a list.

List of one- and two-syllable English words without rhymes

  • aardvark
  • bulb
  • fifth - although some pronounce this to rhyme with pith
  • month - disputed; some claim that oneth is a word, by analogy with second, third, and so on

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