Rhyming Dictionaries


Yesterday, I was working on a picture book with rhyme in it. Now, I have two great rhyming dictionaries that I use. Yes, two. Because they are organized differently and provide slightly different answers. In addition, I use Rhymer.com, because again, it’s organized slightly different and has slightly different answers.

But my dictionaries are old and literally falling apart.
I need suggestions and recommendations. I am thinking that I want an ebook version so I can use the search function; that means it will need to be a recent publication date.

What rhyming dictionary would you recommend and why?

Did you know that there’s a Hip Hop Rhyming Dictionary? Crazy!
And lots for song writers.


  • Viviane
    May 23, 2014

    Hi darcy,

    I use http://www.rhymezone.com. I like it because it gives you rhymes, near rhymes and similar sounds. Not to mention definitions, synonyms, homophones and examples…

  • Linda Andersen
    May 23, 2014

    In the month of April, Angie Karcher had daily blogs about poetry and rhyming. This post mentioned rhyming dictionary suggestions. http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/?s=rhyming+dictionaries.

    In this post, Deborah Diesen of The Pout Pout Fish recommended Sue Young’s the New comprehensive American Rhyming Dictionary. Lee Bennett Hopkins recommended Sue Young’s The Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary.

    Hope this is helpful.

  • Darcy Pattison
    May 26, 2014

    Thanks for the links! I’ll check them out. Hope to find a great one.


  • Darcy Pattison
    May 26, 2014

    Thanks for recommending rhymezone.com. I’ll check it out. I usually use rhymer.com so it will be interesting to compare.


  • Sarah Kolb-Williams (@skolbwilliams.com)
    May 27, 2014

    Thanks so much, Darcy, and thanks everyone in the comments! I’ve been looking for a good rhyming dictionary myself, and now I have a good little list to look into. Cheers, all!

  • George White
    July 16, 2014

    Hi Darcy,

    Please, try out http://www.rhymedesk.com, I like it because it offers widest selection of near rhymes and you can also type your texts in the same page. If you are writing poem or song, syllable counter might come in handy as well.