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Anyone know of an online rhyming dictionary or rhyme resource that lists rhymes by vowel sound (assonance)? RhymeZone.com doesn't have such an option.

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...and suddenly the word "rhyming" looks very strange to me :) – purefusion Jan 20 '11 at 13:26
Semantic satiation, eh? – RegDwigнt Jan 20 '11 at 13:39
Heh, didn't know there was a name for it. I'll have to remember that one. – purefusion Jan 20 '11 at 13:47
I believe so. All consonants should ideally be disregarded. For example, mix would rhyme with fifths, sixths, miss, fish, lips, and even words with non-s codas such as glyph, quid, flick, width, rib, silk, etc. The words with l-codas such as "silk" are a stretch as far as rhymes go, since the l-sound is softer than most other consonants, but an ideal assonance rhyming dictionary should leave it up to the user to decide whether or not to use such a rhyme. – purefusion Jan 26 '11 at 12:17
This seems like it shouldn't be too hard to write a program for. However, the result set is going to be HUGE. If I find time, I may try to right up an example program. – Andrew Flanagan Feb 3 '11 at 21:16
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Here's a link that may help:


It's a little weird to use. You have to select a word from the dropdown list. As it says, you have to
". . . type a word into the Find Rhymes box. Select a word from the dropdown list and you will be whisked to the appropriate set of rhyming words including all near and 'pure' (also known as hard) rhymes."

They've made it much easier to use now. Just type a word in the Search box and you can look for its "pure", "end", "near" or "near end" rhyme.

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That is indeed quite weird, but it works. Hope they update that functionality soon! Anyway, thanks a bunch for finding this. I may have actually used it before, but if so I probably just didn't remember or otherwise realize that it had the near rhymes feature. – purefusion Feb 12 '11 at 6:46
Unfortunately the link is now returning 404 – Matt E. Эллен May 24 '11 at 12:41
@Matt Ellen: Updated the link.. Unfortunately, the link will eventually get outdated. But since the OP asked for a link, there's really no getting around it:( – Tragicomic May 25 '11 at 6:10
Sadly, WikiRhymer has gone commercial. They now charge $7 per year for a "Pro" membership and blocks unpaid users from accessing the complete list of near rhymes. Rhyme Desk mentioned below, while not as exhaustive as WikiRhymer, looks like an interesting alternative. – purefusion Jul 17 '14 at 12:38

Try http://www.prime-rhyme.com. It might have the functionality you asked about if I understood it correctly.

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http://www.rhymedesk.com - search for near rhymes and organize results by "rhyme type" and you will get assonance as well as consonance rhymes.

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