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

adjective

digestive

electrics

ballistics

incentive

inductive

inventive

perspective

redemptive

vindictive

adoptive

aggressive

combative

elastic

electors

oppressive

perceptive

regressive

electro

appointive

molesters

successive

defensive

galactose

obsessive

progressive

abortive

dialects

collusive

dialect

elector

molester

reactive

solicit

constructive

obstructive

allusive

nonnative

destructive

substantive

selection

collection

reluctant

intensive

distinctive

electrode

electron

instructive

depressive

pilasters

preemptive

excessive

philistine

abusive

assaultive

abrasive

decorative

conducive

submissive

subversive

collections

selections

celestial

coalesced

corruptive

delicate

descriptive

election

electrodes

electrons

elicit

elusive

emotive

evasive

expensive

extensive

illusive

instinctive

negative

pilaster

probative

reelect

restrictive

sedative

silicate

exhaustive

impressive

presumptive

conclusive

philistines

collegiate

creative

delighting

allocates

falsettos

fixative

loyalists

sensitive

silicates

elections

nihilists

realists

discursive

dismissive

dispersive

eruptive

incisive

invasive

repressive

repulsive

tentative

impassive

solicits

expletive

exploitive

expressive

erosive

allocate

causative

decisive

divisive

additive

curative

delighted

falsetto

narrative

talkative

pervasive

positive

primitive

punitive

putative

falsity

convulsive

illustrate

compulsive

disruptive

impulsive

inclusive

solstices

responsive

blustering

obtrusive

fugitive

coercive

laxative

lucrative

normative

nutritive

reclusive

delegates

secretive

effusive

elicits

persuasive

cognitive

formative

illustrates

adhesive

blockaded

delegate

duelist

dualist

loyalist

realist

relegate

royalist

intrusive

cohesive

blistering

plastering

corrosive

derisive

exclusive

expansive

explosive

flycatcher

illicit

palisade

relocate

permissive

glistening

palisades

blockader

fluctuate

fluctuates

plasterer

glaciate

blessedly

blockaders

placidly

slaughterhouse

blastoderm

plasterwork

pleistocene

soloists

violists

soloist

violist

delightful

alsatian

4 syllable words

consecutive

irrespective

comparative

commemorative

collectible

competitive

inattentive

ineffective

affirmative

dualistic

electorate

repetitive

hyperactive

realistic

retrospective

iterative

palliative

associative

collectibles

electrical

electronic

executive

reproductive

alternative

cumulative

delectable

duplicative

electorates

imperative

indicative

inoffensive

speculative

stimulative

electrician

acquisitive

conservative

electrify

facultative

regulative

retroactive

introspective

meditative

legislative

contemplative

electioneer

elicited

innovative

qualitative

contraceptive

dissipative

imitative

electricals

electronics

definitive

nonproductive

superlative

consultative

delegating

electricians

electrifies

illustrative

insensitive

pejorative

unobtrusive

vegetative

reconstructive

apprehensive

electioneers

hypertensive

preventative

restorative

accusative

infinitive

quantitative

electrocute

electroplate

delicately

automotive

felicitate

locomotive

solicitors

solicitude

velocities

reluctantly

allocation

electrolyte

collocation

educative

inquisitive

reelection

generative

solicitor

federative

felicity

velocity

indecisive

oxidative

electrolytes

inexpensive

distributive

comprehensive

allocations

calisthenic

elocution

molestation

fluctuating

illustrated

constitutive

calisthenics

delegation

elocutions

illustration

derivative

operative

illustrator

transformative

inconclusive

delegations

illustrations

alligators

intuitive

illustrators

evocative

prerogative

preservative

provocative

figurative

allegation

initiative

prohibitive

realization

oleaster

diminutive

dispositive

alligator

allegations

realizations

interpretive

informative

elucidate

demonstrative

chalcedony

fluctuation

fluctuations

mollycoddle

relocations

glaciation

relocation

relaxation

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word selective

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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