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rhyming dictionary is a specialist dictionary designed for use in writing poetry and lyrics. In a rhyming dictionary, words are categorized into equivalence classes that consist of words which rhyme with one another. They will also typically support several different kinds of rhymes, and possibly also alliteration as well.
Because rhyming dictionaries are based on
pronunciation, they are difficult to compile. Words and rhyming patterns change their pronunciation over time and between dialects. Rhyming dictionaries for Old English, Elizabethan poetry, or Standard English would have quite different content.
As rhyming dictionaries arrange the whole language according to its word terminations, they can be useful in solving
Simple reverse dictionary [ edit ]
Walker's Rhyming Dictionary, one of the oldest, lists words in alphabetical order of the reversed word, with an appendix covering the differently spelled but homo-phonic endings. [1 ]
A small open boat, s.
A plant, s.
The middle vein of the arm, a.
An encysted tumour in the lungs, a.
The green sickness; a printing letter, a.
The hip-gout, s.
A sort of dropsy, or pitting of the flesh, s.
A large fleet of ships of war, s.
An American plant, s.
The bitter apple, s.
A stinking gum, s.
Articles of faith, s. plur.
A universal medicine; an herh, a.
Mental imagination, s.
A species of tea, s.
Grass land enclosed, s,
A troublesome insect, s. -r
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ J A Walker (1819). A rhyming dictionary.
Online rhyming dictionaries [ edit ]