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Words That Don't Rhyme With Any Other Words

Words With Nothing To Rhyme To...

To the best of my knowledge, there are 70 words in the English language which do not rhyme with any other words! They are (in alphabetical order):

A - Almond, Angry, Angst, Anxious, Aspirin

B - Bachelor, Breadth, Bulb, Bulbous

C - Calumny, Cannabis, Caveat, Chaos, Chimney, Chocolate, Circus, Citrus, Citizen, Condom

D - Denizen, Depth, Diamond, Different

E - Eighth, Elbow, Else, Empty, Engine

F - Fift, Film, Foible, Fugue

G - Galaxy, Glimpsed, Golf, Gulf

H - Hostage, Husband

I - Iron

J - Justice

K - ...

L - Laundry, Luggage

M - Monster, Month, Mulcts

N - Ninth, Neutron

O - Obvious, Of, Office, Olive, Orange

P - Pint, Pedant, Penguin, Pizza, Plankton, Plinth, Promise, Purple

Q - ...

R - Reptile

S - Sanction, Sandwich, Shadow, Silver

T - Transfer, Twelfth

U - ...

V - Vacuum

W - Width, Wolf

X - ...

Y - ...

Z - ...

So there ya go... all the known word in the English language that do not rhyme with any word in the dictionary (all 70 of 'em)... fascinating, huh (boy, do I have too much time on my hands...)?


Blackrose on December 29, 2017:

chimney doesn't rhyme with anything?! What about Sydney, kidney, Whitney and all that other stuff?

Chimbombo on October 13, 2017:

Don't love and dove rhyme with of? And you forgot wasp

hallo on April 04, 2016:

you forgot Afro

L on May 06, 2015:

Any word can be rhymed if you slant rhyme.

Purple rhymes with Hurtful, Verbal, and Urkel

Travis White on April 17, 2015:

Wolf rhymes with gulf. Think about the word gulf like the Gulf of Mexico and wolf in the silver wolf.

idk on February 08, 2015:

Nothing rhymes with purple

None of you can rhyme

Kendrick Williams on August 11, 2014:

It's a long list of comments, so I didn't read all of them but, Purple rhymes with Gerbil.

tino turunen on June 10, 2014:

Word Iron for example. You Can make that rhyme if You take it Like . hockey stick made from (Iron) when my jacket is (tight on) just get new car jump (Straight on)

Will Collins on April 28, 2014:

Cockatiel has no rhymes.

Posting 6 Years After on April 26, 2014:

^unless you pronounce lion, orion, etc. "ly-ron", ori-ron", no they do not rhyme

although Chiron from Greek mythology rhymes

also doesn't eighth rhyme with faith?

for those of you who don't know, the rule of a rhyme is that it has to rhyme from the last stressed syllable onwards.

reptile doesn't work with file because "rep" is the stressed syllable in the word reptile. you would need a word like SEPtile or KEPtile or preLEPtile

PostGhost on March 11, 2014:

Iron = Lion, Orion, ion, Cyan, Mayan, Hawaiian, geminian, Uruguayan, scion.

Blank on February 21, 2014:

Chicklet rhymes with chocolate

Jeremy on February 01, 2014:

Orange rhymes with is an italian word not an english word.

agression on November 03, 2013:

I didn't mean to take all your aspirine. Please forgive me it was an accident!

asdf on July 28, 2013:

Of rhymes with Dove

mohammad on June 19, 2013:

wolf = golf ?

Moobldy Farfendoofen on May 27, 2013:

Hostage rhymes with sausage. You need to double check your list.

hi on May 13, 2013:

chaos- Barbados!!!

GIEL on April 17, 2013:

reptile rhymes with file

yeah on February 03, 2013:


me on January 14, 2013:

A lorof you people are idiots that do not know how to rhyme.

R on November 19, 2012:


Skyler on November 14, 2012:

Cruton rhymes with netron

sky on October 20, 2012:

eight rhymes with skaight

Ifyoureadthisyou'regay on July 21, 2012:

Orange = Door-hinge

LatestDud (author) from Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) on July 08, 2012:

@YouFail - Pint isn't pronounced the same way as 'mint, lint, tint, dint' etc. It's pronounced 'pie-ent'.

thislistsucks on July 05, 2012:

iron rhymes with lion

YouFail on June 13, 2012:

and mint, and tint, and dint....

YouFail on June 13, 2012:

pint rhymes with hint. you fail. HARD.

gabby182 on June 03, 2012:

a lot of these have rhymes. for example, of and dove. I would suggest revising this.

Lala on May 31, 2012:

Almond= Salmon

Vic on May 28, 2012:

Almond rhyms with salmo

QI Fan on May 23, 2012:

Fans of the program QI will know the following rhymes: Orange - Blorenge and Gorringe

Purple - Hurple and Curple

Dude on May 22, 2012:


RepulsiveGecko5 on May 16, 2012:

Reptile rhymes with missile

lewis clark on May 15, 2012:

hahahahahahahaha i found a word that rymes with GOLF..................DOLF...its a name neegro

Ashley on May 12, 2012:

Some of you are real idiots...How the **** can of rhyme with dove you don't say it 'dov' you say it 'duv'.... :@

Lauren on May 10, 2012:

Elbow rings with bow.

poop on May 07, 2012:


harry27 on May 01, 2012:

What about courageous

man who finds flaws in everything on April 23, 2012:

what about panther?

Bastinki on April 21, 2012:

I eat ALMONDS wearing nothing but DIAMONDS, I'm ANGRY hungry, and GANGLY.

My first reaction's usually ANGST, so THANKS for making me ANXIOUS, no, actually, I think I'll keep it THANKLESS, and instead just take an ASPIRIN to control these levels of GASTRIN, cos pain relief and a good night's sleep in my bed is all I'm ASKING.

So what if I'm a BACHELOR it's not because my arms and legs and fingers are TENTACULAR,

I could go on here, - but won't. :)

Breadth - Hairbreadth

Bulb - Gulp, Bulk, Pulp

Bulbous - Sulcus, Schoolbus?

Cannabis - dramatist, philanthropist

Engine - Avenging, whinging?

Iron - Mayan

Vacuum - Backroom (as with hairsbredth, this is usually written as one word maybe?)

Penguin - Pending, sanguin, bending

Transfer - Transverse

Promise - Honest

Obvious - Orphheus (poet)

Bastinki on April 21, 2012:

Okay here we go, a rhyme based on the words you offer.

J on April 21, 2012:

Most of these words are truly not rhymable in contemporary

English. However, using the unabridged Oxford Enlish Dictionary, orange, silver, and purple are the only words without perfect rhymes.

Grambo on April 10, 2012:

unless somebody else said it.. I don't think "naked" has a rhyme ?

jeremyb on April 09, 2012:

"Of" is wrong. It rhymes with dove and love and glove.

Meow on April 01, 2012:

Gulf rhymes with engulf

What about rhythm?

iHoRiZoNi on March 17, 2012:

Purple ; Hurdle?

emillie fleming in yo face on March 06, 2012:

ornage rhymes with









Hey on March 03, 2012:


not important on March 01, 2012:

orange rhymes with challenge

XxM0nk3yk1llz0n3xX on February 09, 2012:

Lol, your two year old works with bitichin'?

Kitchen bitchin on February 03, 2012:

You lot need to get a life my two year old does this shit

craig on February 03, 2012:

Tell you what you lot must be on drugs cus that's how I ended up on this page lol, n kitchin rymes with itchen,bitchin,twitchin,stichin, if you take away the g lmao

X on January 20, 2012:

Ninja rhymes with ginger angel rhymes with hell

Jelly_Belly on January 16, 2012:

Merriam-Webster says that nothing rhymes with "angel".

Umm on January 14, 2012:

Silver , Bewilder

junaid on January 13, 2012:

i swear iron rhymes with lion...

Jsfgyfghugv on January 03, 2012:

Of rhymes with dove

ahseeb on December 25, 2011:

purple-turtle !

daffy poon on December 19, 2011:

what is yeek idiot

juckue on December 19, 2011:


Missael on December 17, 2011:


Missael on December 17, 2011:


Delaney on December 16, 2011:

Difficult. I can't think of a rhyme for difficult. Tricky.

yo on November 30, 2011:

dilver rhymews with silver dilvers eat there own feces its true google it

kamuimaru on November 27, 2011:

Purple rhymes with nurple. Purple nurple

Liam on November 22, 2011:

Fift= gift. lift. to name a few

Mickey on November 16, 2011:

What about wonderful?

Henry on November 06, 2011:

Doesn't Wolf rhyme with gulf?

jam on October 31, 2011:

purple rhymes with curple (the hindquarters of a horse and hirple (to walk with a limp)

More words that Don't rhyme on October 29, 2011:

Asparagus and celery

gig on October 24, 2011:


Intruder on October 10, 2011:

This entire thread is overly US-centric. The US "CNN accent" is not the only way people on this planet speak. Why is the definition of 'rhyme' always limited to the accent only half of Americans and no Europeans have?

A way you can demonstrate the rhyming problem is by comparing language dictionaries from the US with their UK counterparts. For example, the o in the swedish drink Glögg is said to be like the 'oo' in the US 'look', and the 'er' in the UK 'berg' Nobody in the US would think the vowel sounds in 'look' and 'berg' are anything alike. In England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa they sound remarkably similar.

So in this sense, 'bachelor' and 'spatula' can rhyme... ask a cockney!

Everyday im shufflin on October 08, 2011:

Orange purple and silver DON'T rhyme with anything urple isn't a freakin word u idiots and stop makin up words that arent real in english oh and can i give all of u gift in german haha

Everyday im shufflin on October 08, 2011:

Orange purple and silver DON'T rhyme with anything urple isn't a freakin word u idiots and stop makin up words that arent real in english

Big daddy on October 06, 2011:

"GULF" and "WOLF" rhyme just like OF, ABOVE, LOVE, DOVE, GLOVE and probably many more!

Cory on September 26, 2011:

Wilderness does not have a rhyme. Lame.

Literacy101 on September 26, 2011:

You guys are idiots those words are up there because they don't rhyme . Your examples are wrong if you actually pronounce them properly. I did enjoy the list helped with a poety english report.

Pint? on September 25, 2011:

Pint = Tint

Mr. Oinkmonkey on September 24, 2011:

'Orange' rhymes with 'sporange', which is a sac where spores are made.

'Silver rhymes with 'chilver', which is a female lamb.

something on September 17, 2011:

actully if u do think bout it pedent and decendent rymes so ther you go haha !!!!!!

Andrew on September 12, 2011:

Haha this is fun readingthis

Tam on September 11, 2011:

idiot rhymes with bigot doesn't it?

Rae on August 01, 2011:

Idiot doesn't rhyme with others, that I've found.

t on July 26, 2011:















Mr. Know it all... on July 26, 2011:

Heard this in another thread

Golf - Disolve? probs not

Pint - Skint yes

Cslet on July 26, 2011:





Korimono (so sorry)

someone rhyme the ones i said before

Dan on July 13, 2011:

Orange rhymes with lozenge.

Also kitchen rhymes with friction and description.

R on June 25, 2011:

examples - revamples ha

Your name on April 26, 2011:

Purple circle?

Tori on April 22, 2011:

EIGHTH rhythms with FAITH!

Storm the Lucario on April 13, 2011:

What rhymes with "examples"?

Let's see if someone can rhyme that.

Blah blah blah on April 12, 2011:

Whaddya mean, of and poo?!

Storm the Lucario on April 12, 2011:

Oi, Jonathan: "Ninja" rhymes with "singed ya"

...kind of


Muppet POS on April 11, 2011:

Of and poo

Cslet on April 10, 2011:

What about disruptive, quantity and permeable

anon on March 26, 2011:

reptile rhymes with erectile failure!

sanelacar on March 01, 2011:

Noticed "laundry" listed. What about "quandry"? I think this rhymes...

Found this site looking for words that rhyme with kitchen, and almost non-existent. Most listings were actually last names. I like bitch'en, but might not be appropriate for a poem I want to submit. Anything else you all can think of that rhymes with kitchen?

Krede on February 17, 2011:

Month rhymes whit hunt?

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