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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word alliterative.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
3 syllable words
5 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word alliterative.
1 syllable words
3 syllable words

destructive

substantive

attractive

disruptive

decorative

detective

attentive

fixative

collective

nutritive

protective

selective

tentative

instructive

assertive

curative

relative

narrative

primitive

conductive

refractive

cultural

obtrusive

deceptive

defective

formative

normative

sensitive

objective

connective

alternate

laxative

predictive

secretive

affective

combative

effective

lucrative

preventive

productive

elective

receptive

subversive

congestive

subjective

additive

adjective

bloodthirsty

causative

corruptive

extensive

negative

positive

putative

sedative

suggestive

talkative

exhaustive

intensive

prospective

respective

incentive

inventive

convective

invective

reflective

infective

intrusive

redemptive

reflexive

distinctive

vindictive

faltering

abortive

abrasive

adaptive

adoptive

altarpiece

appointive

assaultive

cognitive

defensive

depressive

discursive

dispersive

impassive

inactive

submissive

eruptive

excessive

incisive

offensive

instinctive

descriptive

expletive

allusive

collusive

corrective

decisive

directive

divisive

emotive

digestive

elaters

erosive

evasive

nonnative

polluters

possessive

punitive

recessive

solitaire

alternates

impressive

responsive

fugitive

maltreatment

creative

elater

polluter

abusive

restrictive

aggressive

alderman

conducive

obsessive

oppressive

perceptive

flattering

dismissive

expressive

invasive

progressive

regressive

expansive

expensive

successive

welterweight

perspective

elderly

elusive

presumptive

helotry

illusive

probative

conclusive

permissive

reactive

zealotry

plethora

filtration

effusive

corrosive

reclusive

collider

coercive

repulsive

preemptive

seductive

exploitive

derisive

balderdash

bellwethers

compulsive

convulsive

flattery

impulsive

inclusive

inductive

pervasive

bellwether

saltier

persuasive

exclusive

explosive

adhesive

cohesive

maladroit

bewildered

bewilders

bewilder

beholder

repressive

soldering

glutaric

soldiering

Words that rhyme with the word alliterative

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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