<html> <head> <title>English diphthongs for poets, songwriters and language learners</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="description" content="Lists of words containing the diphthong in PIER as the final vowel sound."> <meta name="keywords" content="poets,poetry,rhyme,songwriters,song,songs,composition,diphthongs,vowel,sounds,phonemes,English,pronunciation" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="styletefl.css" /> </head> <body text="#000000" link="#000080" vlink="#000000" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=630> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#008000"> <a href="index.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">HOME</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#ff0000"> <a href="teflindex.htm"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">TEACHING</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#58002B"> <a href="teflcourses.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">ELT 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src="ph14.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font><a href="esl0105c.html"><img src="ph15.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font> <a href="esl0105d.html"><img src="ph16.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font> <a href="esl0105e.html"><img src="ph17.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font> <a href="esl0105f.html"><img src="ph18.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font> <a href="esl0105g.html"><img src="ph19.gif" width=75 height=30></a><font color="#ffffff">--</font> <a href="esl0105h.html"><img src="ph20.gif" width=75 height=30></a></p> <hr> <p><u>Words with common or rhyming diphthong as final sound</u></p> <p><img src="ph16.gif"> as in beer (the drink), pier, hear.</p> <p>Aberdeenshire <br /> Aboukir<br /> adhere<br /> all-clear<br /> Angier<br /> appear<br /> Argyllshire<br /> arrear<br /> atmosphere<br /> auctioneer<br /> austere<br /> Ayrshire<br /> balladeer<br /> bandoleer<br /> bandolier<br /> barysphere<br /> bathysphere<br /> Bedfordshire<br /> beer<br /> belvedere<br /> Berkshire<br /> Berwickshire<br /> besmear<br /> bier<br /> bioengineer<br /> biosphere<br /> blear<br /> bombardier<br /> Breakspear<br /> Brecknockshire<br /> brevier<br /> brigadier<br /> buccaneer<br /> Buckinghamshire<br /> Buteshire<br /> Buttermere<br /> Caernarvonshire<br /> Cambridgeshire<br /> cannoneer<br /> carabineer<br /> carbineer<br /> Cardiganshire<br /> career<br /> Carmarthenshire<br /> cashiern<br /> cashierv<br /> cashmere (fabric) <br /> Cashmere (place) <br /> cavalier<br /> cere<br /> chandelier<br /> chanticleer<br /> Chanticleer<br /> charioteer<br /> cheer<br /> Cheshire<br /> chevalier<br /> chimere<br /> chorea<br /> chromosphere<br /> clavier (instrument) <br /> clavier (keyboard) <br /> clear<br /> cohere<br /> commandeer<br /> compeer<br /> cordelier<br /> Cuckmere<br /> dear<br /> Dear<br /> deer<br /> Delamere<br /> Derbyshire<br /> Devonshire<br /> diarrh(o)ea<br /> disappear<br /> dog-ear<br /> domineer<br /> Dorsetshire<br /> drear<br /> dysmenorrh(o)ea<br /> ear<br /> ecosphere<br /> electioneer<br /> electrolier<br /> elixir<br /> Ellesmere<br /> Elsmere<br /> elzevir<br /> Elzevir<br /> emir<br /> Emir<br /> endear<br /> engineer<br /> Fafnir<br /> fakir<br /> fear<br /> Fifeshire<br /> fleer<br /> Flintshire<br /> Frere<br /> frontier<br /> fusilier<br /> gambier <br /> gaselier<br /> gazetteer<br /> gear<br /> Geare<br /> Glamorganshire<br /> Gloucestershire <br /> gondolier<br /> Goodyear<br /> Grasmere<br /> Greer<br /> grenadier<br /> Grenadier<br /> Guenevere<br /> Guinevere<br /> gypsophila<br /> halberdier<br /> half-year<br /> Hampshire<br /> Haslemere<br /> headgear<br /> hear<br /> hemisphere<br /> here<br /> Herefordshire<br /> Hertfordshire <br /> Huntingdonshire<br /> idea<br /> inhere<br /> insincere<br /> interfere<br /> ionosphere<br /> jeer<br /> Kashmir<br /> kier<br /> Kier<br /> kir<br /> Lancashire<br /> Lear<br /> leer<br /> lehr<br /> Leicestershire<br /> light-year<br /> Lincolnshire<br /> lithosphere<br /> marketeer<br /> menhir<br /> mere<br /> mishear<br /> Monmouthshire<br /> Montgomeryshire<br /> mountaineer<br /> muleteer<br /> musketeer<br /> mutineer<br /> mynheer<br /> nadir<br /> Nadir<br /> Napier<br /> near<br /> Northamptonshire<br /> Nottinghamshire<br /> orienteer<br /> overhear<br /> Oxfordshire<br /> ozonosphere<br /> pamphleteer<br /> peer<br /> Pembrokeshire<br /> persevere<br /> Perthshire<br /> photosphere<br /> pier<br /> pioneer<br /> privateer<br /> profiteer<br /> puppeteer<br /> pyorrhoea<br /> queer<br /> racketeer<br /> reappear<br /> rear<br /> rehear<br /> reindeer<br /> revere<br /> revers <br /> rhea<br /> ria<br /> Rothermere<br /> Rushmere<br /> scrutineer<br /> sear<br /> seborrhea<br /> severe<br /> Shakespear(e) <br /> shea<br /> shear<br /> sheer<br /> -shire<br /> Shropshire<br /> sincere<br /> sloganeer<br /> smear<br /> sneer<br /> Somersetshire<br /> sonneteer<br /> souvenir<br /> spear<br /> sphere<br /> spiraea<br /> spirea<br /> Staffordshire<br /> steer<br /> Stirlingshire<br /> stratosphere<br /> substratosphere<br /> summiteer<br /> switchgear<br /> Tangier<br /> tapir<br /> tear <br /> Thea<br /> theo-<br /> tier <br /> Tranmere<br /> triumvir<br /> unclear<br /> uprear<br /> veer<br /> veneer<br /> Vere<br /> Vermeer<br /> vizier<br /> Vladimir<br /> volunteer<br /> Warwickshire <br /> weir<br /> we're(= we are) <br /> Wilshire<br /> Wiltshire<br /> Windermere<br /> Worcestershire<br /> year<br /> yesteryear<br /> Yorkshire<br /> zaire<br /> Zaire<br /> Zare</p> <hr> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=630> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#008000"> <a href="index.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">HOME</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#ff0000"> <a href="teflindex.htm"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">TEACHING</font></b></a></td> <td 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