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    Matthew 26

    5"But not during the Passover celebration," they agreed, "or the people may riot."

    riot /rat/
    right /rat/

    While I was looking for words that rhyme with the word riot because it seems has two syllables. I thought it could be rhyme with the word right . However, another problem has emerged when I found that the word "streit" among a collection of words that have been said that they are have the same pronunciation but different spelling and meaning.


    What rhymes with right?
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    Some words that rhyme with right are:
    bite, blight, bright, byte, cite, Dwight, fight, flight, fright, height, kite, knight, light, lite, might, mite, night, plight, quite, rite, sight, site, sleight, slight, spite, sprite, streit, tight, trite, white, wight, wright, write.
    Bite, bright, might, sight, light, kite, knight, night, and more...
    What rhymes with right

    I checked "streit" up in Collins Dictionary but as you see: "Sorry, no results for “streit” in the Collins English Dictionary."

    Question: Will you transcript the word "streit" please?

    P.S.: I haven’t seen the word "streit" before, but I am familiar with another word since it is being used in
    the news media; "the Strait of Hormuz."

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    Default Re: "streit"

    'Streit', /ʃtraɪt/, is a German word
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    Default Re: "streit"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I thought it could be rhyme with the word right .
    Only with great difficulty and by sacrificing natural pronunciation. It's the sort of thing you could get away with in a song.

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    Default Re: "streit"

    I remember a slogan popular in the early-eighties during the miners' strike: 'Fight for the right to work'; it played on that partial rhyme.

    b

    PS ('Straits of Hormuz' are akin to the 'strait' in straitjacket and strait-laced; cognate with French étroit.)

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    Default Re: "streit"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'Straits of Hormuz'
    I went swimming there once and nearly drowned. I suppose you could say that I was in dire straits.

    I'm off.
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