Review: Rhyme Genie, The Ultimate Rhyming Dictionary

Written by February 2nd, 2011 at 11:23 am

Rhyme Genie: The Ultimate Rhyming Dictionary
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Rating: ★★★½☆

Rhyme Genie, a new rhyming dictionary for your Mac or PC, is a truly tailored experience. In the program, there are over 300,000 entries exceeding 170,000 phrases, 35,000 proper nouns and 48,000 titles of charted songs. Instantly find perfect rhymes as easily as entering a word, or charm your muse with a powerful intelligent rhyme algorithm. Change from one-syllabic to multi-syllabic rhymes with a single click and see a wealth of near rhymes appear by simply decreasing the similarity in sound.

With one of the “largest collections of American sayings, idioms, clichés, popular names, places, and trademarked brands,” Rhyme Genie is a well-rounded tool. From a user standpoint, it is a solid alternative to writer’s block. But, can it find a rhyme for “orange?” Depends. Their two syllable answer to this is “door hinge.” Yes, door hinge. But don’t give up hope. Once the parameter is widened to three or four syllables, the application draws on quite useful phrases like, “counterchallenge”, “honeycomb sponge”, and “headlong plunge.” Simply said, Rhyme Genie is a great tool for writers of all kinds. Push past the writer’s block, and into the deep lunge of orange.

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