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Words That Rhyme With Spain

Guess the one syllable words that rhyme with Spain.
NO proper nouns. So, we exclude Dane, Jane, Wayne, etc.
In English. Not counting archaic words
Quiz by joez
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Last updated: September 17, 2017
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Word
Bane
Brain
Cane
Chain
Crane
Deign
Drain
Feign
Gain
Word
Grain
Lain
Lane
Main
Mane
Pain
Pane
Plain
Plane
Word
Rain
Reign
Rein
Sane
Seine
Skein
Slain
Sprain
Stain
Word
Strain
Swain
Thane
Train
Twain
Vain
Vane
Vein
Wane
100 Recent Comments
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Level 80
Dec 20, 2017
Should add fain
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2017
Missing terrain, and moraine, among others.
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Level 47
Dec 22, 2017
Those are two syllable words! read the quiz @boltok
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Level 74
Jan 19, 2022
... before you complain
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Level 35
Dec 23, 2017
First two I got were 'rain' and 'Spain'. Who else thought of the song 'The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane'? ;)
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2018
*plain. :-)
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Level 29
Dec 23, 2017
What about wain?
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2017
Like this try 'Words that rhyme with RIG'..........here it is
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Level 33
Dec 29, 2017
Good quiz. If Seine is allowed, Dane (as in person from Denmark) should be in there too. Both are proper nouns, so either include both or neither of them...?
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Level 68
Oct 8, 2019
read the comments, or check google. The word here is seine, the fishing (drag)net, not Seine the river..
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Level 56
May 7, 2018
what about obtain
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2019
Sounds like more than one syllable to me
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2018
I missed the second least popular one, but got the least popular one. Crazy times!!!
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Level 48
Jan 24, 2019
Should count Greenland because it is Dane
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
You mean Danish? ;)
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Level 68
Oct 8, 2019
Cant believe I missed mane and pane, Also missed vein and sprain, and skein of which I have never heard. But I did get deign of which I hadnt heard before either. Missing 5 not a bad score I guess, when the average missed 15. Eventhough halfway through I had many gaps still and felt dumb and couldnt think of anything for a while, little black out just staring
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2019
26. Got Seine
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Level 46
Jan 4, 2020
claim
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Level 59
Apr 25, 2020
Mmmmm
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
..would rhyme with Spaim :)
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2020
How is "thane" not archaic? It's only used in old epic poetry, sci-fi that is trying to evoke the middle ages, and history textbooks.
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
It's a word referring to a historical position, but the word itself is not archaic. (That was actually the first one I type in, as I learned Macbeth!)
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Level 32
Nov 15, 2021
Yes, Macbeth keeps that one alive in the language.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2023
"Thane" appears 10 times in Shakespeare's works, while "wain" appears 89 and "fain" appears 152. So if a word's appearance in Shakespeare "keeps it alive" then fain is way more alive-r.
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Level 20
Apr 1, 2020
WHAT ABOUT INSANE???
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Level 42
Apr 14, 2021
1 syllable words only
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Level 21
Apr 26, 2020
3 vains!
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Level 60
Sep 8, 2020
Jane is a word for a girl or woman in addition to being a proper name. Googled it. Oxford uses example: "some jane had come out defending him"
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2021
Still a proper noun. Tom, Dick, and Harry are also proper nouns.
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Level 43
Dec 23, 2020
same? lame?
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Level 71
Mar 20, 2021
spaiN, not spaiM
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Level 64
May 21, 2021
Wain is not a Scottish word for child. It means a cart, so should be there. As should wean, a Scottish word for child, spelled correctly, which rhymes. Seine does not rhyme and is a proper noun
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2021
Yeah I thought "wain" in the sense of a big cart should be there. It's not archaic, just obscure since wains are hardly used in the western world
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Level 60
Oct 6, 2023
Seine here is a fishing net, not the river. The word seine is pronounced differently and rhymes with Spain.
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Level 60
Jun 18, 2021
How about Maine?
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Level 69
Jul 4, 2021
So the only one I didn't get was Seine. I kept thinking about it as it was the only word which fit alphabetically but didn't try because of the rule against proper nouns! Had no idea it was also a net...
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2021
Welp. The four I missed are the four with the lowest accuracy. Fair 'nuff.
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Level 26
Nov 14, 2021
game rymes with spain so does lame same hang kang bame
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
/eɪm/ ≠ /eɪn/
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2021
According to the song, name rhymes with rain, right? I've been through a desert on a horse with no name! But seriously, for game and Spain to rhyme, you'd have to think it's accurate to say that Nick Jagger is the lead singer for the Rolling Stomes. Is that what you think?
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2021
Since when does seine rhyme with Spain?
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
I think that a rhyme starts at the last stressed vowel.

So, the 'p' is spain just comes before the last stressed vowel ('ai').

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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
The 'seine' here is a common noun, which means a type of fishing net (not the proper noun Seine, which is the French river; the river is pronounced /seɪn/ in English or /sɛn/ as in French).
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Level 65
Nov 15, 2021
What about refrain?
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2021
Instructions say the answers are one syllable words.
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Level 60
Oct 6, 2023
Which is a shame, because it would be more interesting with words like refrain - at least in my opinion.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
I'll be honest. I made half of these words up.
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2021
Did this quiz again in the vain (!) hope that wain had been added, but no. It may be archaic, but so is twain so....
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
Maybe cause the phrase 'never the twain shall meet' is not considered archaic, although the individual word is.
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Level 24
Nov 15, 2021
Hmm...What about "When" or "Then"-? (Though I'm not quite sure about these tbh)
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2021
According to Cambridge, "when" is pronounced /wen/, while "Spain" is pronounced /speɪn/. It's a short "e" sound versus a long "a" sound.
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Level 49
Nov 15, 2021
Because English is not my native language, I just tried all consonants before -ane and -ain and then added l, r, t after few consonants like in train. Feign and so on, those I missed.

I don't know many of these one syllable words even if I read and write every day in English. It shows that the vocabulary you need in most contexts is always much smaller than all the nuances you could express with language. (I was thinking better word than small, but I cope with that. In Finnish I could choose from ten expressions.)

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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
Got all with 3:51 left! :)
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2021
All I can and should think of is pain.
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Level 56
Nov 15, 2021
I'm in Spain but the a is silent
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Level 61
Nov 15, 2021
you live in spin?
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2021
Better than living in Spain with a silent S
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Level 65
Nov 15, 2021
What about 'retain' as in retaining wall
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2021
I’m struggling to find a way to pronounce “retain” as a one-syllable word (as stated in the caveats). Do you have a viable solution? 🤷‍♂️
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Level 88
Nov 15, 2021
And here I was thinking it was pronounced "Sky-n" not "Skane", silly me.
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Level 61
Nov 15, 2021
i live in spain but the s is silent
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2021
What about trichlorofluoromethane? That one works, right? Doesn't it? I didn't read the instructions. I understand things. Add that one. I didn't read previous comments. Add this one quiz maker! Use your time to read this suggestion! DO IT!
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Level 57
Nov 15, 2021
mundane, refrain
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Level 79
Nov 16, 2021
Good ideas if the quiz included words with more than one syllable. Instructions on quizzes need to be bolded or something that stands out more.
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Level 32
Nov 15, 2021
explain?
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Level 79
Nov 16, 2021
Has more than one syllable
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Level 65
Nov 15, 2021
Thank you Skyrim for "thane".
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Level 56
Nov 15, 2021
how about cocaine...
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
If only we could do 2 syllables...
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2021
Lol I was just rewatching My Fair Lady and I was like "Hey that kind of looks like Eliza"
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Level 88
Nov 16, 2021
Tain = the foil layer of a mirror.
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Level 79
Nov 16, 2021
Wain, as in what a wainwright makes (large carts usually used on farms).
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2021
This quiz is lame. Wait that also rhymes with Spain and is 1 syllable. I take it back.
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2021
I would say twain and thane are fairly archaic. There were a lot I tried, but to no avail.
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Level 85
Dec 29, 2021
I guess it was all in vain.
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Level 42
Mar 23, 2022
What about insane?? Has the same "ane" thing...Or did somebody already say that-

Also great quiz, hoping to find some more in the future :D

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Level 35
May 9, 2022
what about longer words? like windowpane, or insane,
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Level 76
May 17, 2023
I'm in spain without the s right now
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Level 44
Sep 22, 2023
What about 'disdain'?
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Level 77
Oct 6, 2023
It has more than one syllable.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2023
Sustain, migraine, inane, contain...
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Level 74
Oct 6, 2023
Just these 3, not the hundreds of other multisyllabic words that don't fit the one syllable criterion?
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2023
Perhaps state that dialect words are also not included?

I tried wean (pronounced Wayne: a word for a child used in Glasgow and the surrounding area) and stane (another word for stone often used in Scotland in the phrase dry-stane dyke meaning a wall built by stacking stones without mortar).

Neither were accepted.

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Level 64
Oct 6, 2023
Migraine?
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Level 60
Oct 6, 2023
"Guess the one syllable words that rhyme with Spain."
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Level 36
Oct 6, 2023
Disdain?
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Level 36
Oct 6, 2023
oh im stupid. didnt see the syllable thing
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Level 77
Oct 6, 2023
I avoided words like fain, ain, ane, cain, etc., assuming they would be considered archaic and/or foreign. To me, twain seems like an archaic term for two.

I decided to look it up after starting this comment, and the very first sentence in the definition states that it's an archaic term. I'd advice removing it.

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Level 62
Oct 6, 2023
Seine (sen) doesn't rhyme with Spain.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2023
No, the word seine, like a net, rhymes with Spain. The river Seine is pronounced differently, which may be what you're thinking of.
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Level 51
Oct 6, 2023
Complain? Distain? youre missing all the 2-syllable ones
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2023
I quite disappointed you allow neither Dane nor Maine.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2023
I went down a brief rathole on the "archaic" vs. "not archaic" distinction. The quiz seems sort-of consistent with Wiktionary, which has:

twain - "dated"

thane - "historical"

wain - "archaic or literary"

fain - "archaic"

The only correction I think would be appropriate for the quiz is to include "wain", as Wiktionary does not only list it as archaic; or to show the source that you're using for deciding if a word is actually archaic or not.

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Level 32
Oct 6, 2023
What about terrain?
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Level 49
Oct 9, 2023
Read the caveat.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2023
domain?
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Level 49
Oct 9, 2023
Read the caveat.
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Level 56
Oct 7, 2023
May we have "thegn" as a type-in for "thane"?
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Level 42
Oct 8, 2023
Domain?
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Level 49
Oct 9, 2023
Read the caveat.