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

decisive

divisive

emotive

explosive

obtrusive

fellowship

defensive

depressive

discursive

dismissive

dispersive

elective

excessive

impassive

incisive

invasive

repulsive

evasive

possessive

primitive

recessive

relative

fellowships

corrosive

derisive

exhaustive

impressive

impulsive

intensive

reflective

reflexive

responsive

abrasive

aggressive

collective

deceptive

defective

detective

effective

fixative

inactive

obsessive

offensive

oppressive

persuasive

predictive

preemptive

preventive

progressive

receptive

regressive

seductive

selective

subversive

successive

curative

sedative

expansive

suggestive

negative

assertive

exploitive

permissive

pervasive

expensive

expressive

reactive

extensive

compulsive

convulsive

disruptive

incentive

inductive

infective

invective

inventive

redemptive

presumptive

respective

vindictive

cohesive

coercive

creative

abortive

adaptive

eruptive

tentative

adoptive

affective

productive

protective

repressive

attentive

combative

assaultive

appointive

connective

decorative

sensitive

submissive

congestive

adjective

adhesive

digestive

descriptive

destructive

expletive

corrective

corruptive

directive

distinctive

nonnative

punitive

putative

conductive

prospective

convective

attractive

refractive

instructive

fugitive

objective

subjective

instinctive

lucrative

nutritive

perceptive

secretive

telescope

cognitive

substantive

restrictive

bolshevik

additive

calcify

causative

constructive

falsify

narrative

obstructive

perspective

positive

probative

talkative

telescopes

bolsheviks

calcified

formative

laxative

normative

placebo

placebos

classify

blasphemy

classified

plausibly

classifies

blackberries

classifieds

algebra

blackberry

phlogopite

plausible

flexible

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word elusive

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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