<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 PAIR 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="ph17.gif"> as in bear (the animal), pair and hair.</p> <p>affair <br /> aftercare<br /> air<br /> Aire<br /> airfare<br /> air-to-air<br /> ampere<br /> ampre<br /> Ampre<br /> ant-bear<br /> anywhere<br /> armchair<br /> Astaire<br /> au contraire<br /> au pair<br /> aware<br /> Ballyclare<br /> bare<br /> Baudelaire<br /> beachchair<br /> beachwear<br /> bear<br /> beware<br /> billionaire<br /> Blair<br /> blare<br /> br'er<br /> bugbear<br /> cafetire<br /> camelhair<br /> Camembert<br /> care<br /> carfare<br /> chair<br /> chare<br /> charg d'affaires<br /> Cher<br /> childcare<br /> Claire<br /> Clare<br /> co-heir<br /> compare<br /> compre<br /> cookware<br /> corsair<br /> cuisenaire<br /> Dan-Air<br /> dare<br /> daycare<br /> de la Mare<br /> debonair<br /> deckchair<br /> declare<br /> Delaware<br /> Delftware<br /> derrire<br /> despair<br /> devil-may-care<br /> disrepair<br /> doctrinaire<br /> earthenware<br /> clair<br /> Edgware<br /> e'er<br /> elsewhere<br /> enamelware<br /> ensnare<br /> ere<br /> tagre<br /> everywhere<br /> extraordinaire<br /> Eyre<br /> eyre<br /> fair<br /> Fair<br /> fanfare<br /> fare <br /> Ferrer<br /> fieldfare<br /> Finisterre<br /> firmware<br /> flair<br /> flare<br /> flatware<br /> Flaubert<br /> Folies Bergre<br /> footwear<br /> forbear<br /> forswear<br /> foursquare<br /> freeware<br /> Frigidaire<br /> funfair<br /> Furbear<br /> glare<br /> glassware<br /> Gruyre<br /> hair<br /> hardware<br /> hare<br /> Hare<br /> healthcare<br /> hectare<br /> heir<br /> Herr<br /> highchair<br /> Hilaire<br /> horsehair<br /> impair<br /> ironware<br /> jardinire<br /> jobshare<br /> kitchenware<br /> knitwear<br /> ladieswear<br /> lair<br /> laissez-faire<br /> legionnaire<br /> lehr<br /> lumire<br /> mare<br /> Mayfair<br /> mayor<br /> Medicare<br /> menswear<br /> Meyer<br /> midair<br /> millionaire<br /> mohair<br /> Molire<br /> Mothercare<br /> multimillionaire<br /> mynheer<br /> neckwear<br /> ne'er<br /> Niger (country) <br /> nightmare<br /> nightwear<br /> nowhere<br /> open-air <br /> outerwear<br /> outstare<br /> outwear<br /> ovenware<br /> overbear<br /> pair<br /> pare<br /> parterre<br /> pear<br /> pere<br /> pre<br /> Pierre (name) <br /> ploughshare<br /> plowshare<br /> portire<br /> prayer (supplication) <br /> premire<br /> prepare<br /> pushchair<br /> questionnaire<br /> Rambert<br /> rare<br /> ready-to-wear<br /> repair<br /> Ryanair<br /> Santander<br /> savoir faire<br /> scare<br /> setsquare<br /> share<br /> shareware<br /> she-bear<br /> silverware<br /> Sinclair<br /> skincare<br /> snare<br /> software<br /> solitaire<br /> somewhere<br /> son et lumire<br /> spare<br /> sportswear<br /> square<br /> stair<br /> stare<br /> stoneware<br /> surface-to-air<br /> swear<br /> swimwear<br /> Swissair<br /> tableware<br /> tare<br /> tear <br /> tee-square<br /> their <br /> there <br /> they're<br /> thoroughfare<br /> threadbare<br /> Tiananmen Square<br /> timeshare<br /> Tupperware<br /> unaware<br /> underwear<br /> unfair<br /> vapourware<br /> Vermeer<br /> Voltaire<br /> ware<br /> warfare<br /> wear v<br /> welfare<br /> Weston-super-Mare<br /> whate'er<br /> whatsoe'er<br /> wheelchair<br /> whene'er<br /> where<br /> where'er<br /> wheresoe'er<br /> whoe'er<br /> womenswearv workfare<br /> yeah</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 width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#58002B"> <a href="teflcourses.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">ELT BOOKS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"> <a href="esl0105f.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> </body> </html>