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Homophones are words that are pronounced alike even if they
differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as "pair" and
"pear". Homophones may also be spelled alike, as in "bear"
(the animal) and "bear" (to carry). But this list consists only of
homophones that are not spelled alike.Homonym is a somewhat looser term than
homophone, sometimes referring to all homophones and only homophones, and
sometimes referring to the subset of homophones that are spelled alike.
It's interesting the number of anagrams that are fitting:
Eternity and entirety, backward and drawback, discern and rescind, demand and
madden, comedian and demoniac, American and cinerama, aspirate and parasite,
oldies and soiled, lust and slut, to name a few of many hundreds. Certainly
there'd be some impact on the meanings and popularity of words from how they
sound and look. To some small degree we've been subconsciously shaping our
language to make nice anagrams since it began.
This is a project at Vancouver Web pages to generate
copyright-free lists of English synonyms for a search engine. For a more
comprehensive list, go to WordNet (http://vancouver-webpages.com/wordnet/index.html)
Alphabetical: Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical
index of headwords
Categorial Outline: Browse the thesaurus through the six broad categories into which Mr. Roget classified the entire vocabulary of the English language
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This Vocabulary of Alliteration is a new aid in writing poems
and songs (and in the study of phonetic or phonemic syllable divisions in
English). Alliteration is one of several aural devices in literature making use
of the repetition of single sounds or groups of sounds. It is quite often
believed to be nothing else than the repetition of word-initial sounds,
especially consonants. For such rough and ready alliteration a special
dictionary would hardly be needed. However, if alliteration is, in a more
sophisticated and traditional fashion, interpreted as the repetition of speech
sounds at the beginning of syllables, and of stressed syllables only, then
word-initial consonance or assonance need not be alliteration and vice versa.
The first syllables of words often do not receive primary stress in English, not
even secondary stress, and therefore specially prepared lists of words of which
the stressed syllables start with the same sound or sounds will be of interest
to anyone studying or creating aural effects and imagery in verbal
What can I do with the rhyming dictionary?
You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more. Using the three phonetic query functions described below, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word. Using the two semantic query functions, synonyms and ``semantic siblings'', you can find words that approximate or have the same meaning as an intended concept. Combining the two features can help you balance sound and meaning in a poetic writing venture.
Useful for song and poetry writing. Includes the following
categories: End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes (e.g. Conviction,
Prediction), Beginning rhymes
It must not be easy being British! Being expected to keep a
stiff upper lip all the time! Struggling to get that accent right (how we wish
we could speak like that!). Having to learn all those strange British English
What words are we speaking about? We're awfully glad you asked!
The folks at the BritSpeak language laboratory invite you to grab your brolly, knock up a friend and join us on a linguistic tour of Britain...
Though Webster publishes a slang dictionary, it could
potentially take years for a new word or phrase to enter its pages. Now, with
the power of the Internet, it can be in a dictionary in a matter of hours. This
page depends entirely on your contributions. You'll find a form at the end of
the page to add new material. Read with caution. This dictionary has been
written as tastefully as possible, but some language might be offensive to some
readers. Note that dates are in day-month-year format.
The dictionary was getting rather large, so I have split it into four volumes: A through E, F through K, L through R, and S through Z. Hopefully it will help you browse more easily.
Another version of the famous Thesaurus.
Alphabetical listing (hyperlinked by letter) of words related
to medical terms used in the very popular TV serial ER (Emergency Room) starring
George Cluney (a.k.a. Batman)
The following is an incomplete list of expression and words
commonly used in New Zealand followed by the U.S. equivalent definition. Many of
these words, phrases and expressions are of British or Australian origin. If you
know any words or phrases that we missed, please, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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