I need a good Rhyming Dictionary and other tools for poetry

Howdy, rhymers!

I currently just use RhymeZone as my rhyming dictionary. It’s pretty good but it’s not perfect. Do you know of anything better? Or anything that I can own or license instead of having to access through a website?

Also, I often find myself wanting a rhyme dictionary plus thesaurus combo - e.g. "I need a word that has something to do with crime and rhymes with “sliced”. Does such a thing exist? If so, I don’t want to waste time creating it myself.


There are physical rhyming dictionaries available in bookstores - probably Amazon would give you the best selection if you’re not opposed to ordering through them. I’m unable to recommend, but as long as you have a current one, preferably including new-fangled “lingo”, that’d probably do for less-obscure rhymes.

Including Amazon in the search ensures results that are physical books instead of online resources


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https://www.punchlinedesign.net/pun_generator might work for that.


It looks like the Datamuse API has this capacity. I tried http://api.datamuse.com/words?rel_rhy=sliced&ml=crime and it promptly spit out “heist.”

(I don’t know how practical it is to access it not through the website. Also, I think it’s the same rhyming data as RhymeZone?)


I think the Datamuse API is exactly what I need, thanks!! The web API oughta be fine - they don’t mind if you ask 100,000 queries a day, which would be a lot even for me. I’ll write a front end to it for the “rhymesaurus” functionality, and share it when I’ve gotten it working.

Thanks again, Matt - this will double my limerick-writing speed!

onelook.com lets you filter by both “rhymes with” and “related to”, but its rhyming is a bit loose. You can also request that words match a particular pattern, so you could look for words which are related to crime and end in -iced or -eist, which can be easier sometimes.

Rhymezone now has a “highlight words related to” box in its results page… sometimes. I can’t work out how it decides whether to show up. (The site’s also heavily American-accented.)

What I REALLY want is a site that will give me two words related to X that rhyme with each other.

I very well may create that, if it doesn’t exist.

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