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

displaces

explosion

inclusive

misplaces

responsive

dispersive

excessive

elusive

erosive

illusive

explorers

explosions

conclusive

explorer

impressive

impulsive

intrusive

respective

depressive

dismissive

fixative

impassive

incisive

successive

expelling

decisive

allusive

collusive

emotive

incentive

convulsive

expulsion

obtrusive

compulsive

prospective

intensive

abusive

assaultive

conducive

deceptive

defensive

discursive

displacement

effusive

invasive

misspelling

obsessive

oppressive

receptive

repressive

repulsive

expulsions

instinctive

descriptive

substantive

divisive

recessive

displacements

disruptive

redemptive

inventive

perspective

corrosive

abrasive

adaptive

adoptive

aggressive

appointive

decorative

disbelieve

discipline

laxative

offensive

preventive

preemptive

persuasive

progressive

regressive

secretive

sensitive

subversive

explicate

displeasure

assertive

evasive

possessive

primitive

relative

disciplines

exhaustive

presumptive

coercive

derisive

abortive

attentive

combative

defective

detective

effective

elective

eruptive

inactive

lucrative

misapplies

perceptive

predictive

seductive

tentative

suggestive

adjective

digestive

misapply

permissive

pervasive

vindictive

reactive

talkative

reflective

reflexive

negative

inductive

infective

invective

corrective

esplanade

corruptive

curative

directive

disciple

sedative

congestive

cohesive

affective

collective

connective

creative

destructive

disbelief

disciples

espalier

fixable

productive

protective

restrictive

selective

submissive

adhesive

distinctive

conductive

nonnative

probative

instructive

convective

refractive

resplendent

attractive

resupply

objective

subjective

fugitive

highflying

cognitive

disabled

disables

taxables

constructive

obstructive

causative

disable

narrative

visible

additive

possibly

massively

miscible

passably

passively

positive

punitive

putative

dishevel

reachable

teachable

equable

formative

normative

nutritive

taxable

feasible

highfliers

leasable

likable

likeable

peaceable

usefully

legible

sociable

touchable

washable

highflier

chasuble

fusible

laughable

passable

possible

sizable

usable

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word explosive

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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