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2-Syllable Rhyming Answers #1

Each answer consists of two words that rhyme. Use the clues to determine the answers.
Each rhyming word contains exactly two syllables.
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
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First submittedMay 10, 2014
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Bovine war
Cattle Battle
A castle located in a Texas city
Dallas Palace
A jazzy or smelly primate
Funky Monkey
A humorous rabbit
Funny Bunny
Thigh bone of a Madagascar primate
Lemur Femur
A reptilian sorcerer
Lizard Wizard
A player of a low-note instrument
who has a problem with people of color
Racist Bassist
Large rock that is more elderly
Older Boulder
A sea made entirely of ointment
Lotion Ocean
Exotic fruit dance
Mango Tango
Hint
Answer
Different male sibling
Other Brother
A regular activity involving bunnies
Rabbit Habit
An absurd young female horse
Silly Filly
Smelly small finger
Stinky Pinky
Weirder threat
Stranger Danger
Criminal who steals cantaloupes
Melon Felon
Caramel espresso
Toffee Coffee
Extremely hirsute
Very Hairy
A humped domestic animal that
speaks a language of southern India
Tamil Camel
Root vegetable for Polly
Parrot Carrot
60 Comments
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Level 84
May 7, 2015
Could you possibly accept Another Brother as well?
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Level 74
May 15, 2015
"exactly two syllables" a-no-ther . . . not
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Level 77
Feb 6, 2018
'Nother brother?
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Level 80
Jun 1, 2015
What about Cow Row?
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Level 80
Jun 1, 2015
And then the reason Cow Row doesn't work hits ... 2 syllables in each word
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2017
A row is just a verbal argument. I tried the same thing.
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2015
Totally read 'humorous' as 'humongous' ... v_v
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Level 25
Jun 4, 2015
I don't pronounce very and hairy similarly enough to consider them rhyming words.
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2015
How do you pronounce them then?
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2015
Vehr-ee Hare-ee. I agree w/samisnice.
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Level 68
Feb 20, 2020
Fairy would work better I think.
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2021
'Hirsute pixie', perhaps...
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Level 74
Jun 4, 2015
"Very" and "hairy" only rhyme if you're from the Midwest or California. In the Northeast (and in much of the UK) they're pronounced completely differently.
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Level 77
Jun 4, 2015
Not in my part of the Northeast, they are a dead-on rhyme.
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2017
I'm from the North East (UK) and I certainly don't think very rhymes with hairy

Otherwise a great quiz

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Level 85
Jun 8, 2015
They rhyme in my part of the northeast, too. Can you give phonetic spellings to describe the two pronunciations?
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Level 84
Sep 18, 2017
The e in "very" is pronounced like a short e. (bet, deck, jest) Phonetically, it would be VEH-ree.

The vowel sound in "hairy" is NOT pronounce like a short e, but as the combination of ai. (air, care, stair, pair) Phonetically, it would be HARE-ee.

The vowel sounds in "deck" and "care" are not the same. Neither are the vowel sounds in "very" and "hairy".

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Level 80
Sep 18, 2017
Agreed - they don't rhyme in the UK, so maybe another clue would better? Here 'very' rhymes with 'berry' or 'cherry' and 'hairy' rhymes with 'Fairy' or 'Mary'.
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2017
Here in the upper south US all of those words rhyme.
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Level 66
May 26, 2023
Well that's your dialect. It's not what the dictionary says.
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Level 77
Feb 6, 2018
I'm mostly with dasubergeek. In the part of the Northeast I'm from (central Jersey), "very" generally has a short "e" sound, while "hairy" has a long "a" sound. There are admittedly many people around there who do pronounce both with a long "a," though.

And lemme tell ya, my last name is Vary with a long "a", so ever since elementary school I have been made excruciatingly familiar with this extremely specific matter of rhyming and pronunciation.

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Level 48
Apr 5, 2019
Lived all over the US, they rhyme everywhere I've lived.
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Level 66
May 26, 2023
This is anecdotal evidence. Check the dictionary for how English is spoken officially throughout the world.
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Level 77
Mar 18, 2021
I think in much of the world "very" and "vary" are pronounced identically. Western Canada does not usually distinguish between the pronunciation of the two.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2015
Very very fun quiz. Excellent!
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2015
Do "Tamil" and "camel" really rhyme? I've always been pronouncing "i" in "Tamil" as "i" in "mill" or "family" and "e" in "camel" as "e" in "gravel" or "barrel". That's maybe because I'm non-native English speaker, but I'm pretty sure I've heard native English speakers pronouncing the same way as I did.
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Level 68
Sep 19, 2017
Rhymes perfectly in New Zealand.
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Level 82
Sep 22, 2017
aside from emphasis I'm not sure how you are pronouncing the sounds in mill and barrel differently.
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Level 77
Mar 18, 2021
The "e" in barrel makes a schwa sound. Mill makes an "i" sound. They're different in most dictionaries I've ever seen.
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Level 83
Nov 18, 2021
To me, Tamil rhymes with hill and camel rhymes with hull.
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Level 66
May 26, 2023
I always pronounced Tamil like Emil i.e. Tameel but maybe I'm wrong now
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Level 46
Jun 6, 2015
fun quiz. good job. Got them all but Tamil Camel.
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Level 51
Jun 8, 2015
I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't take "fig jig"
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2015
The clue is in the title of the quiz.
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Level 56
Dec 2, 2015
Really enjoyed that, even if I didn't get them all!
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Level 59
Sep 18, 2017
Hate to be picky, but the clue should probably be changed to "A player of a low-note instrument who has a problem with people of a different color." Racism isn't a one-way street.
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Level 71
Sep 18, 2017
Maybe "xenophobic musician"? I know xenophobia and racism aren't 100% the same thing, but it would make for a slightly shorter clue.
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Level 49
Sep 18, 2017
Would be nice if I didn't have to scroll up every time to see all the clues on the left
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2017
One of the most pointless, absurd, puerile attempts of a quiz in digitised form.
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2017
You are a jumbo dumbo
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2017
and funniest ... I giggled at the thought of most of these
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Level 48
Oct 26, 2018
and did you complete it, or just go straight to the comments??
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2017
Really fun quiz. The ointment one stumped me for a while. I always thought of ointment as a salve rather than a lotion, but I eventually figured it out. When I looked it up both are given as synonyms.
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2017
So at first I missed the part where each word is 2 syllables. And while I eventually got "Silly filly," my first thought for some reason was "LOL foal."
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2017
Very and Hairy don't rhyme at all unless you have a 'vairy' weird accent
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Level 90
Sep 18, 2017
You mean like an American accent?
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Level 48
Sep 19, 2017
exactly
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2017
Tamil and Camel do not rhyme.

Tamil is pronounced more as TAM - eel (as in the fish)

While camel is CaM - ill.

They don't rhyme

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Level 28
Sep 19, 2017
Tamil is actually proounced as 'tum' (tummy) and 'ill', but still doesn't rhyme with camel.
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Level 82
Sep 22, 2017
Never heard anyone talk about the tameel tigers before.
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
Very - Hairy? They just don't rhyme in my part of the world. Perhaps "Scary/Hairy" ("its scary that something is that hairy") is a much closer answer for that rhyme and meaning combination?
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Level 68
Sep 21, 2017
Castle and a Palace are very different things - But mainly Palace and Dallas do not rhyme at all in the English accent. Palace is pronounced "Paliss"
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Level 77
Mar 18, 2021
I think you're saying Dallas wrong.
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2017
I know fungi aren't fruits...

but that didn't stop me from trying 'truffle shuffle'

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Level 48
Oct 26, 2018
and having a mango tree in the back yard, a mango is hardly exotic
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Level 48
Nov 29, 2019
Aw, Racist Bassist but no Bummer Drummer.
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Level 77
Mar 18, 2021
Stupid spinnakers!
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Level 57
Oct 17, 2021
What about ocean potion?
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Level 60
Nov 21, 2022
Hmm, how about Old Gold, and Rare Mare? Maybe?
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Level 87
Jul 18, 2023
Maybe if the quiz was made up of rhyming ONE syllable answers. Fun quiz!