About the rhyming methods
Rhymebox currently supports rhyme searches in two languages: English and German. If you'd like to see more languages supported contact us and we'll see what we can do.
There are different ways of comparing words to each other. The Strict mode simply compares the letters one by one. Searching for demonstrate will only return words that end with demonstrate.
Depending on the language there can be various Phonetic modes. They can be used to find rhymes that actually sound like the word you searched for. A phonetic search for demonstrate can propose rhymes like dominos or dumminess.
The phonetic rhyme searches can return results of varying quality. Please let us know if and how you use phonetic searches! We are working on fine-tuning the phonetic algorithms to make them even more useful.
Matching parts of words
At the moment we support three modes.
The default is to find for matches at the end of words.
You can also search for matches at the beginning of words. This can help you to create alliterations for example.
The third mode will find maches anywhere in the word.
About the rhyme search interface
Two display modes
Depending on your search settings you might also get rhymes for parts of demonstrate, like strate. This is the basic mode.
The advanced mode orders the search relults by syllable count and doesn't shorten your search word. You can select a display mode on the settings page.
Ordering of results
The rhymes can be sorted either alphabetically or by syllables. See the settings page.
This websites uses various sources:
- Spell checker oriented word lists for the English words
- The German-English dictionary from the Ding program
- OpenThesaurus for the German thesaurus
- Ispell word list
- The Debian witalian package for the Italian words
More about rhyming
Have a look at the wikipedia page on rhyming to get more ideas.