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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word retrospective.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 retrospective.
2 syllable words

attracts

detracts

attract

detract

festive

restive

retracts

metrics

retract

captive

octave

active

metric

pensive

networks

furtive

addressed

matrix

citric

endive

matrice

misgive

plaintive

vitric

massive

forgive

theatrics

missive

native

passive

adheres

straightedge

network

nitric

outlive

outright

staircase

stairways

straightens

stressful

theatric

starches

betters

bettors

fetters

getters

letters

motive

setters

straighten

stresses

sweaters

starcraft

storage

striking

structure

betrays

hydras

retrace

starkly

strictly

struggles

structured

structures

sturgeons

batters

bitters

caters

cheddars

cutters

deters

gutters

haters

headers

hitters

butters

litters

nutters

shutters

matters

mutters

olive

putters

quitters

raters

relive

shatters

shudders

outraged

sitters

skaters

stearic

straggle

stricken

struggle

tatters

utters

waiters

feathers

heathers

leathers

mothers

nethers

others

southers

starcher

starchy

stricture

stroking

sturgeon

tethers

weathers

cadres

detours

guitars

padres

pedros

retires

strychnine

woodwork

outrage

outreach

storehouse

strictures

whitehorse

badders

beaters

cheaters

eaters

heaters

hooters

ladders

looters

meters

metres

motors

otters

peters

potters

raiders

rooters

rotors

routers

shooters

squatters

straggler

strickler

strikeout

strikers

suitors

teeters

tutors

voters

waders

waters

bathers

gathers

lathers

mathers

natures

stragglers

matures

radars

adores

outdoors

striker

stories

beadwork

authors

bothers

ethers

fathers

futures

strikeouts

features

sutures

bidders

cedars

feeders

loaders

powders

readers

withers

leaders

odors

riders

siders

zithers

3 syllable words

attractive

respective

destructive

convective

disruptive

refractive

affective

collective

connective

decorative

detective

perceptive

protective

selective

attracting

subjective

constructive

obstructive

objective

instructive

corrective

corruptive

expletive

directive

expensive

invective

incentive

inductive

infective

conductive

reflective

reflexive

attentive

congestive

deceptive

defective

elective

effective

eruptive

inactive

nutritive

productive

receptive

seductive

sensitive

tentative

waitresses

assertive

curative

etruscans

expansive

exploitive

expressive

extensive

narrative

negative

recessive

relative

restrictive

sedative

suggestive

detractors

exhaustive

inventive

etruscan

matrixes

presumptive

distinctive

retrograde

vindictive

aggressive

combative

depressive

appointive

assaultive

buttresses

cataracts

dispersive

excessive

lucrative

fixative

laxative

matrices

mattresses

metrical

obsessive

offensive

oppressive

persuasive

predictive

preventive

progressive

regressive

satirists

secretive

successive

explosive

instinctive

descriptive

substantive

possessive

cataract

reactive

adjective

additive

primitive

putative

satirist

compulsive

impressive

impulsive

obtrusive

redemptive

responsive

petroglyph

intensive

intrusive

convulsive

derisive

attraction

abortive

abrasive

adaptive

addresses

adoptive

defensive

detractor

discursive

dismissive

effusive

formative

impassive

normative

repressive

submissive

subversive

petroglyphs

networking

digestive

nitrogen

causative

divisive

erosive

positive

punitive

talkative

permissive

attractions

guitarists

madrigals

fugitive

detergents

rhetoric

corrosive

retraction

bittersweet

buttercups

guitarist

madrigal

incisive

invasive

preemptive

repulsive

staircases

detergent

hydrogen

watersheds

decisive

evasive

illusive

lethargy

pervasive

nonnative

conclusive

addressee

buttercup

elusive

emotive

probative

hydrogens

watershed

coercive

hydrazine

creative

futurists

outrages

liturgy

adhesive

redirect

inclusive

allusive

collusive

cohesive

futurist

patricians

hydroxides

abusive

authorship

conducive

motorcades

motorcars

reclusive

storekeepers

satirize

patrician

waterways

headdresses

scattergood

hydroxide

motorcade

motorcar

motorized

outrigger

storekeeper

straightforward

exclusive

leadership

otherwise

readership

structural

cognitive

bedraggle

outriggers

stargazers

leaderships

batteries

cauterize

motorize

bothersome

stargazer

authorized

dieters

lotteries

rioters

satires

theatres

authorize

meteors

coauthors

widowers

7 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word retrospective

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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