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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
First submittedSeptember 12, 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
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2017
Splain is not a word, even though Ricky Ricardo used it with Lucy.
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Level 80
Jan 5, 2018
Must be Spanish.
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2021
After I splayed my fingers on my keyboard to write this quiz, I could say that I have splain... but I'm not sure that's a common word at all. It's not in Merriam-Webster.
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Level 70
Sep 11, 2017
What about words that end in 'ang'?

Examples: Gang, Hang, and Tang.

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Level 71
Sep 11, 2017
It's not really a rhyme where I live. Faint and Feint might be closer possibilities.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
Not really. Those would rhyme with "Spaint" instead of "Spain".
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Level 56
Nov 15, 2021
FlabberBapper's was less of a rhyme, "spang'
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Level 36
Jan 19, 2021
Who tf pronounces is gaing instead of gang?
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2021
Everyone except you, apparently.
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Level 64
Nov 15, 2021
Say the words "gain" and "gang," and pay attention to how your tongue is positioned when you pronounce the "n" sound in each of these words. They're actually two different sounds. Quite similar, but not the same.
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Level 83
Nov 15, 2021
Really? They don't seem remotely similar to me.
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2017
How about fain and skein?
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2017
I have included skein. Fain is archaic.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2017
Yes, I thought of "fain" before reading the conditions.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
I didn't get the memo. I still use fain from time to time. Verily! Forsooth!
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
But in all seriousness, "twain" is just is archaic as "fain". You should either accept both or accept neither.
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2017
You are probably right, but Twain lives on colloquially (at least in the United States) because of Mark Twain and the story of how he came up with his pen name. If it weren't for that, nobody would know the meaning of twain.
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2017
"... the twain shall never meet"? Lots of people know that. (Is that how Mark Tain picked his name??)
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Level 58
Dec 20, 2017
I've always heard that he got his pen name from his experience on steamboats on the Mississippi when he was younger (hence all his writing about it). They would call out "Mark twain!" to let the captain and all know when the water was two fathoms deep.
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Level 68
Mar 16, 2020
Hmm "Fain": Archaic perhaps, poetical, it is in a folk song that I sing in this lyric: "fain would I be in my ain country" - so is ain as well, that is dialect, not necessarily archaic.

But you do include "thane" is that not archaic? And you do not include "wain" or "pein", my dictionary does not flag these as archaic.

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Level 83
Nov 15, 2021
I am just now learning how to pronounce skein. Fortunately, I don't think I've been embarrassing myself, as it hasn't oft come up in conversation.
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Level 85
Sep 14, 2017
Seine (net)?
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Level 92
Sep 14, 2017
I concur.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
I concur, too!
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2017
I'm no expert but isn't dane also a "normal" noun when referring to someone from Denmark?
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
No, demonyms are just as proper as the place name from which they derive; e.g. Danes are from Denmark. Texans are from Texas.
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Level 57
Nov 15, 2021
Demonyms (like Dane and Texan) are not proper nouns, although they are capitalised in English.
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2021
Yes. Demonyms are proper adjectives. They're proper; just not nouns.
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Level 76
Nov 16, 2021
A demonym is definitely a noun, not an adjective. I am a Dane (noun). I am Danish (adjective).
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Level 77
Nov 16, 2021
Some slightly scary comments in this chain. Grammar just isn't well understood unfortunately.
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2017
I thought so too, but I was thinking more like Marmaduke. A Great Dane is a type of animal, right? But, my spell check tells me it is capitalized, so maybe all the Marmadukes of the world are special in that way.
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Level 52
Dec 20, 2017
Yes, for the same reason. Great Dane = Great Dog of Denmark, although it's not from there. Originally called a German Mastiff until about World War I....name changed in English due to wartime tensions.
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Level 81
Sep 14, 2017
That was plenty of time. Had 6 minutes left over. Fun quiz though and not that hard once you get the hang of it.
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Level 63
Sep 16, 2017
Maybe shorten the time to 8 or 6 minutes, 10 minutes is way too much time
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2017
I appreciated the extra time to allow me to remember more of them.
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2017
Could you add "Fane", like a temple or church?
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2022
I second this. An obscure word, maybe, but not archaic.
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2017
What about disdain?
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2017
Oh, "one syllable"
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Level 46
Dec 20, 2017
that rule is kind of dumb honestly
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2019
No it is good, otherwise there would be wayyyy too many answers (and discussions about words like discontain uncomplain and overexplain and interdimensionalplane )
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Level 81
Sep 15, 2017
seine

noun

1.

a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.

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Level 68
Sep 17, 2017
What about mein? Like chow mein
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2017
Funny how you're recommending that and your name is noodles.
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2017
It's Cantonese and it means noodles.
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Level 70
Nov 28, 2017
Nice quiz! Interesting that pain is the most guessed, just above rain. What does this say about the gloominess of the human race?
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2017
Or, more positively (because it's nearly Christmas), that 'pain' is right there in the question? I'd be worried if I'd missed it.
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Level 83
Nov 28, 2017
Blain?
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Level 73
Dec 20, 2017
What about plein? As in plein air painting? It is a French loan word, sure, but a common English phrase used to refer to outdoor painting.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2018
Because it doesn't rhyme with Spain. It's pronunciation is closer to the English word "plan" but not finished with the tongue against the hard palate.
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2019
a long plen
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Level 93
Dec 20, 2017
They see me rollin' they hatin'
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2017
Tain - a thin plate, or the foil for the back of a mirror.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2017
Chicane?
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Level 59
Dec 20, 2017
ONE SYLLABLE WORDS ONLY
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2017
More rhyming quizzes :):

Words That Rhyme With

"Um"

"air"

"days"

"Sioux"

"Sloane"

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Level 53
Dec 20, 2017
That's some pretty sick HTML. Gotta try that one out...
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Level 48
Nov 15, 2021
well, better memorise the periodic table for "um".
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2017
a brane is a theoretical object in some forms of string theory
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2017
I also tried brane.
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2017
I didn't think of it in time, but agree it is a real word.
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2017
Wain? Know you not your Constable? Dash you muricans!
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Level 64
Oct 23, 2019
Wain is a Scottish word for young child. I've come across it in Ireland and Australia too.
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2021
Aye - we spell it "wean", in fact.
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2021
Indeed, it's a cart or wagon.
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2017
Obtain did not work and “Twain” is on the list even though it comes under the same category as John Wayne, Jane ... when you consider it was an author’s last name.
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2017
"Obtain" is 2 syllables--this quiz is for one-syllable words. "Twain" is a non-proper noun meaning "two" (which is where Samuel Clemens got his pen name from), but it is arguably archaic, so it may or may not belong on this quiz. (If you google it, the definition that comes up says "archaic term for two".)
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
"Never the twain" is till used. Mainly by the older generation, perhaps, but it isn't archaic yet!
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2019
it is basicly two-en, in two('s) (cognate with dutch tweeën pronounced nearly the same as twain, more like twai-un)
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Level 45
Dec 20, 2017
id say Dane is an adjective not a proper noun as its not a person a place (there is no place called Dane) or a thing but it describes someones nationality and therefore should be llowed
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Level 54
Dec 20, 2017
A Dane is a noun, as in a person from Denmark; 'Danish' is the adjective.
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Level 51
Dec 20, 2017
Refrain?
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2017
One-syllable words only. Check the instructions.
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Level 89
Dec 20, 2017
blain (as in chilblain), bane, ain (Scots for own, but in everyday use), wain (child in Scots, again in everyday use). There are quite a few 'archaic' words that rhyme, but if you allow twain, my feeling is that there are others that should be allowed. Maybe you should exclude Scots words and slang. Always difficult one exclusions are applied because there are often good arguments for exceptions.
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Level 75
Dec 21, 2017
Wain is also a cart, as in Hay wain
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Level 73
May 10, 2020
Allowing Scots words probably isn't a good idea, otherwise every quiz on this site should be changed to accept answers in Scots. Blain seems as though it should be accepted though.
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Level 31
Nov 15, 2021
Isn't "the wain" sometimes used in the UK for the constellation otherwise known as Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper?
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Level 59
Dec 20, 2017
A follower of Jainism is called a jain, so couldn't that be included?
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Level 53
Dec 20, 2017
Jain is a proper noun.
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Level 58
Dec 20, 2017
Seine does not rhyme with Spain
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Level 52
Dec 20, 2017
The International Phonetic Alphabet gives "seine" as /seɪn/ and "pain" as /peɪn/, therefore SOMEbody thinks they rhyme.
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Level 68
Dec 24, 2017
Sappa, you'd be right if this referred to the river. However, as no nouns are accepted, this is obviously talking about the fishing net pronounced [seɪn]. (The river is pronounced [sɛːn].)
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Level 56
Nov 17, 2021
In both French and English the river is pronounced /sɛn/, with a short vowel not a long one
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2022
As somebody who's spent a lot of life around seiners, it sure does rhyme.
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Level 73
Dec 20, 2017
I got all the hard ones but of the three I missed I somehow missed pain. Ouch.
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Level 50
Nov 15, 2021
:-)
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Level 78
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 73
Jan 19, 2022
... before you complain
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Level 37
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 87
Apr 17, 2018
*plain. :-)
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Level 30
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 36
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 67
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 57
May 7, 2018
what about obtain
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Level 59
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 53
Jan 24, 2019
Should count Greenland because it is Dane
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2021
You mean Danish? ;)
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Level 67
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 59
Nov 14, 2019
26. Got Seine
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2020
claim
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Level 62
Apr 25, 2020
Mmmmm
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2021
..would rhyme with Spaim :)
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Level 70
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 76
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 31
Nov 15, 2021
Yes, Macbeth keeps that one alive in the language.
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Level 21
Apr 1, 2020
WHAT ABOUT INSANE???
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Level 38
Apr 14, 2021
1 syllable words only
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Level 22
Apr 26, 2020
3 vains!
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Level 61
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 71
Nov 15, 2021
Still a proper noun. Tom, Dick, and Harry are also proper nouns.
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Level 44
Dec 23, 2020
same? lame?
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Level 70
Mar 20, 2021
spaiN, not spaiM
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Level 62
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 65
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 71
Nov 15, 2021
So a Scottish word... not a common English word. It's been mentioned already that the River Seine is not pronounced the same as a seine net.
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Level 56
Jun 18, 2021
How about Maine?
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Level 67
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 65
Oct 6, 2021
Welp. The four I missed are the four with the lowest accuracy. Fair 'nuff.
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Level 27
Nov 14, 2021
game rymes with spain so does lame same hang kang bame
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2021
/eɪm/ ≠ /eɪn/
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Level 71
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 64
Nov 15, 2021
Since when does seine rhyme with Spain?
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Level 59
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 76
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 57
Nov 15, 2021
What about refrain?
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2021
Instructions say the answers are one syllable words.
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Level 59
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 76
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 72
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 43
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 76
Nov 15, 2021
Got all with 3:51 left! :)
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2021
All I can and should think of is pain.
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Level 49
Nov 15, 2021
I'm in Spain but the a is silent
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Level 53
Nov 15, 2021
you live in spin?
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Level 66
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 58
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 74
Nov 15, 2021
And here I was thinking it was pronounced "Sky-n" not "Skane", silly me.
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Level 53
Nov 15, 2021
i live in spain but the s is silent
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Level 71
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 53
Nov 15, 2021
mundane, refrain
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Level 77
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 33
Nov 15, 2021
explain?
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Level 77
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 55
Nov 15, 2021
how about cocaine...
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2021
If only we could do 2 syllables...
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Level 59
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 74
Nov 16, 2021
Tain = the foil layer of a mirror.
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Level 77
Nov 16, 2021
Wain, as in what a wainwright makes (large carts usually used on farms).
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Level 53
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 69
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 83
Dec 29, 2021
I guess it was all in vain.
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Level 43
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 36
May 9, 2022
what about longer words? like windowpane, or insane,