Rhymes and Syllables

An integrated rhyming dictionary for songwriters and poets


With this free rhyming program you can:

  • Search for perfect rhymes or imperfect rhymes (matching only the vowels or consonants in the word).
  • Match as many ending letters as desired.
  • Automatically search for rhymes for the last word on the previous line.
  • Double click a word in your text to search for rhymes.
  • Choose the pronunciation of the word that you want to search for, if there are variations.
  • View the number of syllables on each line, and the stress of each syllable.
  • Correct the spelling of your song or poem with spelling suggestions.
  • Customize the fonts and colors.

Click here to view the program layout and learn how to search for rhymes.

To use the program:

  1. This program is for Windows computers (Vista, 7, 8, and 10). The program has been tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10. The .NET Framework 4.5 (provided free by Microsoft) will be downloaded and installed (if it does not already exist on your computer) when you install this program. You can determine the version of the .NET Framework on your computer by going to the Control Panel and then to Uninstall Programs, and typing “.NET” in the search box.
  2. Download and save the Rhymes and Syllables zip file below to your computer.
  3. Extract the zip file on your computer by right clicking on the zip file and selecting “Extract All…” from the menu.
  4. Open the folder and double-click the “setup” file to install and run the program.
  5. Click here to view a visual introduction to Rhymes and Syllables on this website.

Rhymes and Syllables 2.01 Zip (Updated: 2017-9-20, 4.11 MB)
> New in version 2.01:

  • Problem solved concerning one-syllable matches. Previously, the program sometimes did not return all of the one-syllable matches unless “Match Length” was checked.
  • Now the user can choose to show only normal words, and eliminate unusual words from the results. (This only works with perfect rhymes.)
  • Now, when “Match Stresses” is checked, and the program is matching a one-syllable word, only one-syllable words and words that end in a primary stress will be shown.

Rhymes and Syllables 2.00 Zip (Updated: 2016-1-22, 4.05 MB)
> New in version 2.00:

  • Redesigned program layout.
  • Improved consonant search (with the wildcard * for vowel positions).
  • Vowel search added (for additional imperfect rhymes).
  • Improved spellchecker with suggestions.
  • Text search available with added Find option.
  • Customizable fonts and colors.
  • Auto Save option.
  • Undo and Redo.
  • New program icon.
  • New splash screen.
  • Updated Help file.
  • Many other small improvements.

Rhymes and Syllables 1.01 (Updated: 2016-1-8)
> New in version 1.01:

  • Quick Start Guide added.
  • Consonant search added.
  • Help file updated.
  • Spell checking improved.
  • Other small improvements.

Rhymes and Syllables 1.00 (Initial Release: 2016-1-5)