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

illustrates

disruptive

illustrate

fixative

descriptive

expletive

restrictive

substantive

reluctant

electric

attractive

elastic

decorative

elicits

nutritive

secretive

elective

seductive

silicates

sensitive

tentative

assertive

primitive

relative

silicate

illicit

narrative

curative

instinctive

electrics

electrons

exploitive

extensive

electron

exhaustive

incentive

inductive

intrusive

obtrusive

philistines

presumptive

prospective

distinctive

redemptive

reflective

respective

refractive

abortive

aggressive

assaultive

attentive

ballistic

collective

combative

deceptive

defective

delightful

detective

discursive

dismissive

dispersive

effective

eruptive

formative

inactive

laxative

lucrative

molested

normative

oppressive

philistine

predictive

preventive

productive

progressive

protective

receptive

regressive

scholastic

selective

solicits

exclusive

electrodes

expansive

expensive

explosive

negative

delicate

delighted

divisive

elicit

elusive

illusive

putative

recessive

sedative

blistering

blustering

ballistics

conductive

electrode

intensive

invective

delighting

convective

infective

inventive

responsive

vindictive

abrasive

adaptive

adoptive

affective

appointive

collected

connective

defensive

depressive

electors

impassive

electro

excessive

subjective

galactic

incisive

molesters

obsessive

elections

pilasters

objective

reclusive

subversive

successive

election

celestial

digestive

elector

molester

reactive

talkative

solicit

erosive

corruptive

additive

allusive

causative

emotive

pilaster

positive

collusive

decisive

falsity

possessive

punitive

inclusive

perspective

impressive

reflexive

plastering

collections

fugitive

selections

glistening

blastoderm

collectors

nihilists

offensive

perceptive

preemptive

realists

invasive

repressive

repulsive

violists

collection

expressive

selection

suggestive

collector

evasive

realist

violist

conclusive

impulsive

congestive

plasterwork

galactose

persuasive

creative

effusive

delegates

falsettos

derisive

loyalists

soloists

adjective

blessedly

coalesced

corrective

delegate

directive

dualist

duelist

falsetto

loyalist

nonnative

permissive

pervasive

probative

reelect

relegate

royalist

soloist

convulsive

solstices

compulsive

collegiate

cohesive

slaughterhouse

abusive

allocates

cognitive

conducive

dialects

palisades

submissive

coercive

corrosive

adhesive

plasterer

dialect

palisade

allocate

pleistocene

fluctuate

blockaded

placidly

relocate

blockaders

alsatian

fluctuates

blockader

glaciate

flycatcher

4 syllable words

initiative

illustrators

electronic

irrespective

diminutive

electorates

illustrator

imperative

inattentive

electorate

elicited

evocative

figurative

imitative

intuitive

prerogative

repetitive

electronics

felicity

associative

pejorative

illustrations

electrifies

executive

illustrated

informative

insensitive

interpretive

reluctantly

unobtrusive

commemorative

comparative

conservative

delectable

dispositive

speculative

illustration

alternative

electrify

indicative

qualitative

electioneer

definitive

dissipative

legislative

innovative

velocities

affirmative

meditative

distributive

federative

iterative

generative

velocity

consecutive

vegetative

electioneers

cumulative

introspective

ineffective

inoffensive

preventative

infinitive

collectible

accusative

competitive

calisthenic

contemplative

delicately

electricals

electrocute

electrolytes

electroplate

inexpensive

preservative

provocative

realistic

solicitors

collectibles

electrical

palliative

consultative

operative

delegating

electrolyte

inquisitive

derivative

solicitor

electricians

indecisive

retroactive

calisthenics

electrician

oxidative

dielectric

contraceptive

retrospective

transformative

automotive

felicitate

superlative

dualistic

solicitude

locomotive

prohibitive

constitutive

reproductive

acquisitive

collectively

collectivize

duplicative

facultative

nonproductive

dialectic

elucidate

molestation

hyperactive

delegations

realizations

relaxation

fluctuating

collectivist

collectivized

elocutions

delegation

realization

reelection

quantitative

inconclusive

stimulative

hypertensive

allegations

allocations

elocution

alligators

allocation

allegation

educative

collocation

apprehensive

alligator

oleaster

regulative

comprehensive

chalcedony

relocations

relocation

fluctuations

glaciation

mollycoddle

fluctuation

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word illustrative

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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