Rhyme with orange

Rhyme with orange   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 13:43 GMT
What word rhymes with orange, does any.
Orange   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 14:23 GMT

No word rhymes with orange.

In an episode of the old children's TV show H. R. Pufnstuf, the character Witchiepoo sang a song that went:

Oranges poranges, who says, oranges poranges,
who says, oranges poranges, who says--
there ain't no rhyme for oranges!
steve   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 14:24 GMT
here the link
messire lavoisel   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 14:26 GMT
True, there is no rhymes with orange according to this dictionary of rhymes:

orange   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 14:55 GMT
orange is obviously a weird word, because there are no rhymes for it at all.
messire lavoisel   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 15:04 GMT
Not in French though:

Range, orange, mange, fange, qu'entends-je, change, ange, phalange, challenge, le Gange, le jambon de Madrange, engrange, ...

And now that I think about it, maybe change is a rhyme for orange in English too, but I'm not too sure of their pronunciation.
Simon   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 15:11 GMT
What about Jaw Hinge?

I couldn't chew my orange
Because some bastard had glued my jawhinge.
Maria   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 17:09 GMT
Are you sure? I can think of 'Minge' which is like a word for someone who moans (A mingey moange!)
Tom   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 19:54 GMT
door hinge
...   Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 20:55 GMT
Door hinge is not a word, it's two words
Jim   Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 05:18 GMT
No "change" is not even close. As for the others, it all depends on accent. However many words it is, for me, neither "door hinge" nor "jaw hinge" are any better rhymes for "orange" than "minge" or plain old "hinge". My pronunciation:

"orange" = ['orindZ]
"hinge" = [hindZ]
"minge" = [mindZ]
"jaw hinge" = ['dZo:hindZ]
"door hinge" = ['do:hindZ]
"change" = [tS@indZ] = /tSeindZ/

The "o" in "orange" is a short vowel and the "aw" and "oor" in "jaw hinge" and "door hinge" are long ones.

Is Maria's definition of "minge" accurate? Here's another:

"mi-nj" Click once to rate this definition: (votes: 44)

Female downstairs pubic hair

"Put some underwear on, your minge is showing!"


I'd never heard of "minge" before but "hinge" is definitely a word and works just as well. So what's a rhyme?

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verb [I or T]
Words which rhyme have the same last sound:
'Blue' and 'flew' rhyme.
Can you think of a word that rhymes with 'orange'?

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1 [C] a word which has the same last sound as another word:
Can you think of a rhyme for 'orange'?

2 a short poem, especially for young children:
a book of rhymes and songs
See also nursery rhyme.

3 [U] the use of rhymes in poetry:
This poem is her first attempt at rhyme.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


Well "orange" and "hinge" both end in [indZ] so I guess you could say that they rhyme ... couldn't you? It somehow doesn't seem to work.
mjd   Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 06:28 GMT
It's the two syllables that seem impossible to match. If only "porridge" were "porrange."
Eastie   Thursday, October 23, 2003, 18:15 GMT
Blorenge (a 1,833 ft. hill near Abergavenny, Wales)

sporange (short for sporangium) - close but not quite, unless you pronounce orange [uh-randZ]
orange   Thursday, October 23, 2003, 18:25 GMT
There are many different ways that people pronounce orange most people say or-inj or are-inj, but, it's sometimes mispronounced by some people as ornj, arnj or oinj.