Near rhymes dictionary


List of near rhymes for the word: laughs


Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
beefsbeefcattle that are reared for their meat
biffsbiff(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
bluffsbluffthe act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
briefsbriefshort tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)
buffsbuffan implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
caffscaffinformal British term for a cafe
calfscalfyoung of domestic cattle
chafeschafeanger produced by some annoying irritation
chaffschafffoil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
chefschefa professional cook
ChiefsChiefa person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
chuffschuffblow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
clefsclefa musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
cliffscliffa steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
coifscoifa skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
coughscougha sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
cuffscuffthe lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
doffsdoffremove; "He doffed his hat"
duffsduffa stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
effseffhave sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
fiefsfiefa piece of land held under the feudal system
fifesfifea small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
fluffsfluffa blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
gaffsgaffan iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
glyphsglyphglyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
goofsgoofa person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
graphsgrapha visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
griefsgriefsomething that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
guffsguffunacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
hoofshoofthe foot of an ungulate mammal
huffshuffa state of irritation or annoyance
kaphskaphthe 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
knifesknifeedge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
laughslaugha humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
leafsleafhinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
liefsliefin a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"
loafsloafa quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape; "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"
luffsluffthe act of sailing close to the wind
miffsmiffa state of irritation or annoyance
muffsmuff(sports) dropping the ball
naifsnaifa naive or inexperienced person
niffsniffan unpleasant smell
oafsoafan awkward stupid person
offsoffkill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
poofspoofoffensive term for an openly homosexual man
poufspoufthick cushion used as a seat
puffspuffforceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
qophsqophthe 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
quaffsquaffa hearty draft
quiffsquiffa prominent forelock (especially one brushed upward from the forehead)
reefsreefone of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
refsref(sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
riffsriffa jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
roofsroofa protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roughsroughthe part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
ruffsruff(card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
safessafecontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
sclaffssclaffa poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
scoffsscoffshowing your contempt by derision
scruffsscruffthe back side of the neck
scuffsscuffthe act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
sheafssheafa package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
skiffsskiffany of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
sniffssniffsensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
snuffssnuffsensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
sophssopha second-year undergraduate
soughssoughmake a murmuring sound; "the water was purling"
spliffsspliffmarijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
spoofsspoofa composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
staffsstaffa strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
staphsstaphspherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
stiffsstiffthe dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
strafesstrafean attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane; "the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"
strifesstrifebitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
stuffsstuffmiscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
syphssypha common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
teffsteffan African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
tiffstiffa quarrel about petty points
toffstoffinformal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
toughstougha cruel and brutal fellow
troughstrougha channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
tuffstuffhard volcanic rock composed of compacted volcanic ash
waifswaifa homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
whiffswhiffa strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
woofswoofthe yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
alephsalephthe 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
bailiffsbailiffan officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
beliefsbeliefa vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
blastoffsblastoffthe launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
bombproofsbombproofa chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
bouffesbouffeopera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
breadstuffsbreadstuffflour or meal or grain used in baking bread
cafescafea small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
caitiffscaitiffa cowardly and despicable person
califscalifthe civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
caliphscaliphthe civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
carafescarafea bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
childproofschildproofmake safe against children; "childproof the apartment"
coiffescoiffearrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
crossruffscrossrufftrump alternately in two hands
cutoffscutoffa device that terminates the flow in a pipe
dandruffsdandruffloose scales shed from the scalp; "I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"
darafsdarafa unit of elastance equal to the reciprocal of a farad
debriefsdebriefput someone through a debriefing and make him report; "The released hostages were debriefed"
decafsdecafcoffee with the caffeine removed
digraphsdigraphtwo successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')
disproofsdisproofthe act of determining that something is false
distaffsdistaffthe staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
earmuffsearmuffeither of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather
enoughsenoughan adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"
falloffsfalloffa noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
feoffsfeoffa piece of land held under the feudal system
flagstaffsflagstaffa tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
foodstuffsfoodstuff(usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
gaffesgaffea socially awkward or tactless act
ganefsganef(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
ganofsganof(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
goniffsgoniff(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
gonifsgonif(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
handcuffshandcuffshackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
handoffshandoff(American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
heartleafsheartleafevergreen low-growing perennial having mottled green and silvery-grey heart-shaped pungent leaves; Virginia to South Carolina
highlifeshighlifeexcessive spending
jackknifesjackknifea dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
JosephsJoseph(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
kalifskalifthe civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
kaliphskaliphthe civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
kenafskenafvaluable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
kerchiefskerchiefa square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
khalifskhalifthe civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth; "many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world"
kickoffskickoff(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
knockoffsknockoffan unauthorized copy or imitation
layoffslayoffthe act of laying off an employee or a work force
liftoffsliftoffthe initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
lowlifeslowlifea person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
massifsmassifa block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
mastiffsmastiffan old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
midriffsmidriff(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
midwifesmidwifea woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
mischiefsmischiefreckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
mothproofsmothproofprotect from moths; "mothproof woollen clothes during the summer"
motifsmotifa design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
nightlifesnightlifethe activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.); "a futile search for intelligent nightlife"; "in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs"
payoffspayoffa recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
pilaffspilaffrice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
pilafspilafrice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
plaintiffsplaintiffa person who brings an action in a court of law
playoffsplayoffany final competition to determine a championship
pontiffspontiffthe head of the Roman Catholic Church
pouffespouffethick cushion used as a seat
proofsproofthe act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
putoffsputoffa pretext for delay or inaction
raphesraphea ridge that forms a seam between two parts
rebuffsrebuffa deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
reliefsreliefthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
reproofsreproofan act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
rhaphesrhaphea ridge that forms a seam between two parts
riffraffsriffraffdisparaging terms for the common people
rip-offsrip-offthe act of stealing
runoffsrunoffa final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
rustproofsrustprooftreated against rusting
selloffsselloffa sale of a relatively large number of assets (stocks or bonds or commodities) at a low price typically done to dispose of them rather than as normal trade
seraphsseraphan angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child
serifsserifa short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
setoffssetoffstructure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
sheriffssheriffthe principal law-enforcement officer in a county
shinleafsshinleafNorth American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters
soundproofssoundproofinsulate against noise; "Proust had his apartment soundproofed"
spin-offsspin-offa product made during the manufacture of something else
standoffsstandoffthe act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
strophesstropheone section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama
sunroofssunroofan automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel; "`sunshine-roof' is a British term for `sunroof'"
tariffstariffa government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
tartufestartufea hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
tipstaffstipstaffstaff with a metal tip carried as a sign of office by e.g. a bailiff or constable
turnoffsturnoffa side road where you can turn off; "I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"
vouchsafesvouchsafegrant in a condescending manner
wildlifeswildlifeall living things (except people) that are undomesticated; "chemicals could kill all the wildlife"
witloofswitloofyoung broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
WolofsWolofthe West African language of the Wolof in Senegal; related to Fula
woodruffswoodruffany plant of the genus Asperula

Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
allographsallographa signature written by one person for another
anaglyphsanaglyphanything carved in low relief
autographsautographa person's own signature
autotrophsautotrophplant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
barographsbarographa recording barometer; automatically records on paper the variations in atmospheric pressure
bathyscaphsbathyscaphnavigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
bellylaughsbellylaughlaugh a deep, hearty laugh
bulletproofsbulletproofmake bulletproof; "bulletproof the car"
burglarproofsburglarproofsecure against burglary
cenotaphscenotapha monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
chronographschronographan accurate timer for recording time
cloverleafscloverleafan interchange that does not require left-hand turns
cryptographscryptographa device for deciphering codes and ciphers
cybercafescybercafea cafe whose customers sit at computer terminals and log on to the internet while they eat and drink
cymographscymographscientific instrument consisting of a rotating drum holding paper on which a stylus traces a continuous record (as of breathing or blood pressure)
diaglyphsdiaglyphglyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
disbeliefsdisbeliefdoubt about the truth of something
dyestuffsdyestuffa usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
epigraphsepigraphan engraved inscription
epitaphsepitaphan inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
face-offsface-off(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
fireproofsfireproofmake resistant to fire
fisticuffsfisticufffighting with the fists
flameproofsflameproofresistant to catching fire
giraffesgiraffetallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
greaseproofsgreaseproofresistant to penetration by grease or oil or wax; "greaseproof wrapping paper"
handkerchiefshandkerchiefa square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
hectographshectographduplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
hieroglyphshieroglypha writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
holographsholographthe intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
homographshomographtwo words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)
horselaughshorselaugha loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
kymographskymographscientific instrument consisting of a rotating drum holding paper on which a stylus traces a continuous record (as of breathing or blood pressure)
leitmotifsleitmotifa melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
lithographslithographduplicator that prints by lithography; a flat surface (of stone or metal) is treated to absorb or repel ink in the desired pattern
logographslogographa single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation; "7 is a logogram that is pronounced `seven' in English and `nanatsu' in Japanese"
loosestrifesloosestrifeany of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia
monographsmonographa detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject
neckerchiefsneckerchiefa kerchief worn around the neck
nomographsnomographa graphic representation of numerical relations
one-offsone-offa happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
overstuffsoverstuffstuff too much; "The pillow was overstuffed"
pantographspantographmechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale
paragraphsparagraphone of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
petroglyphspetroglypha carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
phonographsphonographmachine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
photographsphotographa representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
piaffespiaffea cadenced trot executed by the horse in one spot
pictographspictographa graphic character used in picture writing
pikestaffspikestaffthe staff of a pike
polygraphspolygrapha medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)
quarterstaffsquarterstaffa long stout staff used as a weapon
rechauffesrechauffewarmed leftovers
seismographsseismographa measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake)
serigraphsserigrapha print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil
shadowgraphsshadowgrapha photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
shandygaffsshandygaffa drink made of beer and lemonade
skiagraphsskiagrapha photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
sonographssonographan instrument that uses the differential transmission and reflection of ultrasonic waves in order to provide an image of a bodily organ
spectrographsspectrographa photographic record of a spectrum
spirographsspirographa measuring instrument for recording the depth and rapidity of breathing movements
StenographsStenographa machine for typewriting shorthand characters
tachographstachographa tachometer that produces a graphical record of its readings; used to record the speed and duration of trips in a motor vehicle
takeoffstakeoffa departure; especially of airplanes
tartuffestartuffea hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
teeoffsteeoffthe act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole
telegraphstelegraphapparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
thermographsthermographa thermometer that records temperature variations on a graph as a function of time
tomographstomographX-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements
tradeoffstradeoffan exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"
trade-offstrade-offan exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"
unbeliefsunbeliefa rejection of belief
waterleafswaterleafany of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllum
waterproofswaterproofa water-resistant coat
weatherproofsweatherproofmake resistant to bad weather
write-offswrite-offthe act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset

Rhymes with 4 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
AddressographsAddressographa printer that automatically prints addresses on letters for mailing
anastrophesanastrophethe reversal of the normal order of words
antistrophesantistrophethe section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem
aperitifsaperitifalcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer
apostrophesapostrophethe mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
bathyscaphesbathyscaphenavigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
cardiographscardiographa medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles
catastrophescatastrophean event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
choreographschoreographplan and oversee the development and details of; "The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed"
electrographselectrographelectrical device used for etching by electrolytic means
epistrophesepistropherepetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
heliographsheliographan apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
heterotrophsheterotrophan organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition
ideographsideographa graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms"
magnetographsmagnetographa scientific instrument that registers magnetic variations (especially variations of the earth's magnetic field)
mimeographsmimeographa rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
ommastrephesommastrephesextremely active cylindrical squid with short strong arms and large rhombic terminal fins
oscillographsoscillographa device for making a record of the wave forms of fluctuating voltages or currents
plethysmographsplethysmographa measuring instrument for measuring changes in volume of a part or organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood it contains)
radiographsradiographa photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

Rhymes with 5 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
electromyographselectromyographa medical instrument that records the electrical waves associated with the activity of skeletal muscles
photolithographsphotolithographa lithograph produced by photographically produced plates
photomicrographsphotomicrographa photograph taken with the help of a microscope
telephotographstelephotographa photograph made with a telephoto lens

Rhymes with 6 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
autoradiographsautoradiographa radiogram produced by radiation emitted by the specimen being photographed
echocardiographsechocardiographa sonograph that creates an image of the heart and its abnormalities
echoencephalographsechoencephalographa sonograph that creates an image of the brain and its abnormalities
radiophotographsradiophotographa photograph transmitted by radio waves
radiotelegraphsradiotelegraphthe use of radio to send telegraphic messages (usually by Morse code)

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