Near rhymes dictionary


List of near rhymes for the word: play


Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
playplaythe act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
pleapleaan answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
ploughplougha farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
plowplowa farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
ployploya maneuver in a game or conversation
plyply(usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
PPLOPPLOa mycoplasma resistant to antibiotics that causes a kind of pneumonia in humans
splaysplayan outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
amplyamplysufficiently; more than adequately; "the evidence amply (or fully) confirms our suspicions"; "they were fully (or amply) fed"
applyapplyask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
byplaybyplayincidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
cheaplycheaplywith little expenditure of money; "I bought this car very cheaply"
complycomplyact in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
CopleyCopleyAmerican painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738-1815)
crisplycrisplyin a well delineated manner; "the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"
cross-plycross-plyof or relating to an older kind of automobile tire that had a flexible tread and relatively stiff sidewalls
damplydamplyin a damp manner; "a scarf was tied round her head but the rebellious curl had escaped and hung damply over her left eye"
deeplydeeplyto a great depth psychologically; "They felt the loss deeply"
deploydeployplace troops or weapons in battle formation
displaydisplaysomething shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
downplaydownplayunderstate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
employemploythe state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
foreplayforeplaymutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
four-plyfour-plyhaving a thickness made up of four layers or strands; "four-ply yarns"
gunplaygunplaya fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
haplyhaplyby accident; "betrayed by a word haply overheard"
hooplahooplablatant or sensational promotion
implyimplyexpress or state indirectly
limplylimplywithout rigidity; "the body was hanging limply from the tree"
long-playlong-play(used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records
misplaymisplay(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
outplayoutplayexcel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
pimplypimply(of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
replayreplaythe immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
replyreplya statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; "I waited several days for his answer"; "he wrote replies to several of his critics"
ripelyripelywith mature or developed appearance
screenplayscreenplaya script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
shapelyshapelyhaving a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
ShapleyShapleyUnited States astronomer (1885-1972)
sharplysharplyin an aggressive manner; "she was being sharply questioned"
simplysimplyand nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
snowploughsnowplougha vehicle used to push snow from roads
snowplowsnowplowa vehicle used to push snow from roads
steeplysteeplyin a steep manner; "the street rose steeply up to the castle"
supplysupplythe activity of supplying or providing something
swordplayswordplaythe act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
three-plythree-plyhaving a thickness made up of three layers or strands; "three-ply cloth"; "three-ply yarn"
two-plytwo-plyhaving a thickness made up of two layers or strands
wordplaywordplaya humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"

Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
counterplaycounterplay(chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
counterpleacounterpleaa plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea
employeeemployeea worker who is hired to perform a job
horseplayhorseplayrowdy or boisterous play
interplayinterplayreciprocal action and reaction
misapplymisapplyapply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
multiplymultiplyhave offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
overplayoverplayexaggerate one's acting
panoplypanoplya complete and impressive array
redeployredeploydeploy anew; "The U.S. must redeploy their troops in the Middle East"
roleplayroleplayperform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
underplayunderplayplay a card lower than (a held high card)
unshapelyunshapelynot well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"

Rhymes with 4 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
oversupplyoversupplythe quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
radial-plyradial-plyof or relating to automobile tires that have a strip under the tread and relatively little stiffening in the sidewalls; "radial-ply tires"

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