The word ‘orange’ is infamous in English for being particularly difficult to rhyme with. In fact, some say that there are no words that rhyme with orange. Well, that’s not necessarily true. We’re going to take a look at slant rhymes, synonyms, and rhyming games that will show that fitting orange into your poetic writing isn’t as tricky as it may seem. Let’s go!
Although the word orange does have a few perfect rhymes, such as sporange (a botanical ingredient) and Blorenge (a mountain in Wales), they don't lend themselves well to poems and sonnets; that's where slant rhymes come in.
A slant rhyme is a rhyming word that doesn't fit perfectly with another word but sounds similar enough to be used in a rhyming context. A slant rhyme, also known as a half rhyme, near rhyme, or oblique rhyme, is officially defined as a set of two words that have only their final consonant sounds in common.
There are a ton of slant rhymes for the word orange, so let's have a look at our favorite one-syllable entries and see what words rhyme with orange.
Next up, let’s dive into some two-syllable slant rhymes for the word orange.
If these slant rhymes don't fit the poetic masterpiece you are crafting, then you can always turn to synonyms. A Synonym is a word or phrase that means the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase. For example, shut and close, or run and sprint.
Orange has a lot of synonyms, so let's take a look at a few.
Rhyming can be fun, but it can also take a little bit of practice to get better at.
Here are some of our favorite games to look for words that rhyme with orange or even other rhyming pairs!
Practice rhyming names with random words. They don't have to make sense at the beginning, just as long as you are rhyming and get used to how rhymes work.
Some books for kids introduce rhyme in a fun and accessible way.
Here are a few options: Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl (ages 5-8) and What Rhymes With Me by Webber Books (3-6) or Find The Rhyme Animals by Books For Little Ones. (2-5)
Have pairs of small objects that fit into a bag. Take out the objects one by one and try to find the rhyming pair. Great for long journeys and at home.
Rhyme is all about rhythm and pace. So, pairing music and rhyming words is a great way to practice. Put on some music and practice saying rhyming pairs out loud along with the beat.
Rap music is synonymous with rhyme; check out some rap music and see how many rhyming pairs you can find!