An overview of RhymeZone
(Note: We'll be overhauling this help page shortly. Stay tuned!)
What is RhymeZone?
RhymeZone is an online tool that aspires to be the best and fastest way for writers to find words.
What can I do with RhymeZone?
You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards,
term papers, and more. You can use it to explore relationships
between words. You can use it to find the correct spelling of
a word you're not quite sure of. You can use it as a springboard
for finding pictures, documents, and other multimedia items related
to a particular concept that you're writing about. Finally, you can use
it to see how your word is used in the context of famous quotes,
poems, and plays.
To use RhymeZone, type a word into the box above, select a
function in the dropdown list next to the box, and then hit
"Go get it!" to view the results. Here are the different
functions that you can select from that dropdown list:
- Find rhymes: This function will return words
that rhyme with the word you typed in.
- Find synonyms: This function will return words
that are the same or similar in meaning to the word
you typed in.
- Find anonyms: This function will return words
that can mean the opposite of what you typed in.
- Find definition: This function will search
for definitions of the word you typed in. It will also allow
you to submit your query to other online dictionaries on the Web.
- Find homophones: This function will return words
that have exactly the same pronunciation as what you typed in
but are spelled differently.
- Find similar sounding words: This function will return words
that have a pronunciation that's similar, but not necessarily
the same, as what you typed in.
- Match consonants: This option will return words
that have the same pattern of consonant sounds. Phonetic,
for example, will return fanatic.
- Find related words: This option will return words
that are related in some important way to what you typed in.
- Find similar spellings: This option will return words
in the dictionary that are spelled similarly to what you typed in.
Use this feature to spell-check a word that you aren't sure of.
- Match these letters: This option will return words and phrases
that contain the letters you type in.
- Search for pictures: This function will search
for kids-friendly pictures on the Web related to the word you typed in.
- Search in Shakespeare: This function will search
all of Shakespeare's plays and poems for your word.
The RhymeZone Newsletter
- There's a RhymeZone email newsletter that is sent out occasionally
to subscribers with brief site updates and trivia. Want to join?
Just fill out this feedback form and
be sure to check the button that says "Join the RhymeZone mailing list".
- Back issues of the newsletter are online! Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3.
Linking to RhymeZone and accessing it from your browser's toolbar
- You can install this magical link in your browser --
-- to make it easier for you to access RhymeZone. To install the link, simply drag the hyperlinked phrase "Search RhymeZone", above, to your toolbar, or right-click on it and select "Add to Favorites". To use it on your own Web page, view the source of this Web page and copy the link to your own page.
(Note: When you drag the link to your toolbar on recent versions of
Internet Explorer, you may get the message "Warning: You are adding a
link that may not be safe." This is only because the link contains
without changing pages. We can assure you that the link is safer
than a warm, cuddly rabbit.)
- Want to try something even cooler? If you use Internet Explorer
under Windows, click on this link to install
"right click" access to RhymeZone definitions. (Select "Open this
file from its current location when the dialog box pops up.) Next
time you come across a word on the Web you'd like to define, simply
highlight the word, click your right mouse button, and choose
"Find Definition..." from the menu. You'll need to open a new browser
window after opening the above link in order for this feature
to take effect.
- You can link to this site, or include the forms on your own Web
site, for any reason whatsoever. Read what others have said about RhymeZone, and
feel free to include the graphic on that page on your own Web pages.
Where can I find a rhyming dictionary that I can use while not connected to the Internet?
What words end in "GRY" other than angry and hungry?
has a column that eloquently summarizes his opinion on the matter.
What are some good links for kids interested in language?
What information is logged?
Each query you submit, including your hostname and the options
you select, is logged in a file. This file is used solely
to collect aggregate access statistics to enhance the service,
and no individually
identifying information is collected or exposed. The
aggregated data is never shared with any party
other than those affiliated with the development of RhymeZone.
Who contributed to RhymeZone?
How can I find out more?
You can submit comments or questions through this
feedback form. You can also feel free to send email
to RhymeZone customer care at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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