<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 GO 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="ph19.gif"> as in "oh", "no", "so" or "phone".</p> <p>aero <br /> aggro<br /> aglow<br /> ago<br /> aikido<br /> airflow<br /> airshow<br /> Alfa Romeo<br /> alfresco<br /> allegro<br /> also<br /> alter ego<br /> although<br /> altissimo<br /> alto<br /> amigo<br /> antihero<br /> antipasto<br /> Antonio<br /> Apollo<br /> apropos<br /> argot<br /> armadillo<br /> Armado<br /> arrow<br /> Art Deco<br /> Art Nouveau<br /> audio<br /> auto<br /> avocado<br /> bambino<br /> banjo<br /> Bardot<br /> Barnardo<br /> barrow<br /> Beano<br /> beau<br /> bedfellow<br /> bellow<br /> below<br /> bestow<br /> Bhutto<br /> billow<br /> bimbo<br /> bingo<br /> Biro<br /> Bisto<br /> bistro<br /> bistrot blanco<br /> blow<br /> blow-by-blow<br /> bolero <br /> Bordeaux<br /> Borneo<br /> borrow<br /> bow (archery) <br /> bow (playing the violin) <br /> bravado<br /> bravo<br /> Brillo<br /> bronco<br /> Bruno<br /> bubo<br /> buffalo<br /> bungalow<br /> bureau<br /> burrow<br /> caballero<br /> cacao<br /> Cairo <br /> calico<br /> callow<br /> calypso<br /> cameo<br /> canto<br /> capo (criminal chieftain) <br /> capo (for guitar) <br /> cappuccino<br /> capriccio<br /> capriccioso<br /> cargo<br /> casino<br /> Casio<br /> Castro<br /> cattle-show<br /> cello<br /> centimo<br /> chapeau<br /> chapeaux<br /> chteau<br /> chteaux<br /> cheapo<br /> cheerio<br /> Chicago<br /> chicano<br /> chino<br /> chorizo<br /> Cicero<br /> cigarillo<br /> cilantro<br /> Cleo<br /> Co (abbrev. for company) <br /> cockcrow<br /> coco<br /> cocoa<br /> Cocteau<br /> Colombo<br /> Colorado<br /> combo<br /> commando<br /> comme il faut<br /> Como<br /> concertino<br /> concerto<br /> concerto grosso<br /> condo <br /> Congo<br /> contraflow<br /> contralto<br /> Cornetto<br /> cornrow<br /> Cosmo<br /> counterblow<br /> credo<br /> crescendo<br /> crossbow<br /> crow<br /> Crusoe<br /> cruzado<br /> crypto<br /> dataflow<br /> de facto<br /> deathblow<br /> Defoe<br /> dekko<br /> demo<br /> depot<br /> desperado<br /> Diderot<br /> dildo<br /> dingo<br /> disco<br /> ditto<br /> dodo<br /> doe<br /> Domingo<br /> domino<br /> dough<br /> dumbo<br /> duo<br /> dynamo<br /> echo<br /> eco-<br /> eeny, meeny, miney, mo<br /> ego<br /> El Dorado<br /> El Greco<br /> elbow<br /> Eldorado<br /> embargo<br /> embryo<br /> entrept<br /> escargot (French) <br /> escrow<br /> escudo<br /> Eskimo<br /> Esperanto<br /> espresso<br /> Esso<br /> ethno-<br /> euro<br /> Euro-<br /> expresso<br /> fallow<br /> falsetto<br /> fandango<br /> Faro (in Portugal) <br /> farrow<br /> fatso<br /> Felixstowe<br /> fellatio<br /> felloe<br /> fellow<br /> fiasco<br /> Figaro<br /> Filipino<br /> finito<br /> flambeau<br /> flamenco<br /> flamingo<br /> flow<br /> folio<br /> follow<br /> forego<br /> foreknow<br /> foreshadow<br /> foreshow<br /> forgo<br /> fortissimo<br /> Francisco (San Francisco) <br /> Franco<br /> fresco<br /> furrow<br /> Galileo<br /> gteau<br /> gazebo<br /> gazpacho<br /> gecko<br /> generalissimo<br /> Gestapo<br /> get-up-and-go<br /> ghetto<br /> gigolo<br /> gigot<br /> giro<br /> Giro<br /> gismo<br /> gizmo<br /> Glasgow<br /> Glencoe<br /> glow<br /> go<br /> Godot<br /> go-go<br /> Gogo<br /> go-slow<br /> GPO<br /> gringo<br /> grotto<br /> Groucho<br /> grow<br /> guano<br /> Guido<br /> gusto<br /> gyro-<br /> H2O<br /> hallo<br /> hallow<br /> halo<br /> handbarrow<br /> haricot<br /> harrow<br /> Heathrow<br /> heave-ho<br /> hedgerow<br /> heigh-ho<br /> hello<br /> hero<br /> Hero<br /> hey presto<br /> hippo<br /> HMO<br /> ho<br /> hobo<br /> hoe<br /> Hokkaido<br /> hollow<br /> homeo-<br /> homo<br /> Horatio<br /> Hounslow<br /> Hugo<br /> Huguenot<br /> hullo<br /> hydro<br /> hypno<br /> hypo-<br /> Iago<br /> Idaho<br /> impresario<br /> incognito<br /> incommunicado<br /> indigo<br /> inferno<br /> inflow<br /> info<br /> initio<br /> innuendo<br /> intermezzo<br /> intro<br /> Io<br /> Ionesco<br /> ipso facto<br /> Jarrow<br /> Jericho<br /> Jethro<br /> jo<br /> Jo<br /> Joe<br /> judo<br /> jumbo<br /> Juno<br /> junto<br /> k.o. <br /> kendo<br /> Kilimanjaro<br /> kilo<br /> kimono<br /> know<br /> KO<br /> Kosovo<br /> Kyoto<br /> Laredo<br /> largo<br /> Latino<br /> legato<br /> Lego<br /> lento<br /> Leo<br /> libido<br /> libretto<br /> lido<br /> Lido<br /> limbo<br /> lingo<br /> litho<br /> Llandudno<br /> loco<br /> logo<br /> longbow<br /> Longfellow<br /> Lorenzo<br /> lotto<br /> low<br /> Ludlow<br /> ludo<br /> Lugano<br /> lumbago<br /> macho<br /> macro<br /> maestro<br /> Mafioso<br /> magnifico<br /> malapropos<br /> Malm<br /> Malvolio<br /> mango<br /> manifesto<br /> Marlow(e) <br /> marrow<br /> marshmallow<br /> matelot<br /> Mayo (in Ireland, surname) <br /> mayo(abbrev. for mayonnaise) <br /> McEnroe<br /> meadow<br /> Meccano<br /> medico<br /> mellow<br /> memento<br /> memo<br /> merlot<br /> metro<br /> Mexico<br /> mezzo<br /> mezzo-soprano<br /> Michelangelo<br /> micro<br /> Mikado<br /> minnow<br /> miso<br /> mistletoe<br /> mo<br /> Mo<br /> moderato<br /> Monaco<br /> mono <br /> Monro(e) <br /> Monte Carlo<br /> Montenegro<br /> morello<br /> Moreno<br /> Morocco<br /> morrow<br /> Moscow<br /> mosquito<br /> mot<br /> motto<br /> mow (cut down) <br /> mumbo-jumbo<br /> Munro<br /> Murillo (Spanish) <br /> muscovado<br /> muso<br /> mustachio<br /> NALGO<br /> narrow<br /> NATO<br /> Nero<br /> Nintendo<br /> no <br /> no-go<br /> no-no<br /> no-show<br /> nouveau(x) <br /> numero<br /> nympho<br /> O (interjection) <br /> o (the letter) <br /> obligato<br /> oboe<br /> octavo<br /> oh<br /> Ohio<br /> oratorio<br /> oregano<br /> Orlando<br /> Oslo<br /> osteo-<br /> Othello<br /> outflow <br /> outgo<br /> outgrow <br /> overblow<br /> overflow <br /> overgrow<br /> oversew<br /> overshadow<br /> overthrow <br /> Oviedo<br /> owe<br /> oxo<br /> palamino<br /> palazzo<br /> Palermo<br /> Paradiso<br /> patio<br /> pay-as-you-go<br /> peepshow<br /> peso<br /> pesto<br /> Peto<br /> Peugeot<br /> Pharaoh<br /> photo<br /> physio<br /> pianissimo<br /> piano (instrument) <br /> piano (softly) <br /> Picasso<br /> piccolo<br /> picot<br /> Pierrot<br /> pillow<br /> pimento<br /> pimiento<br /> Pimlico<br /> pinko<br /> Pinocchio<br /> pinot<br /> pintado<br /> pinto<br /> pistachio<br /> placebo<br /> plateau<br /> Plato<br /> playfellow<br /> PLO<br /> Pluto<br /> PO<br /> poco<br /> pogo<br /> Poirot<br /> polio<br /> politburo<br /> politico<br /> polo<br /> poncho<br /> porno<br /> portfolio<br /> portico<br /> Portillo<br /> portmanteau<br /> potato<br /> Prado<br /> presto<br /> pro<br /> PRO<br /> promo<br /> pronto<br /> prosciutto<br /> Prospero<br /> proviso<br /> pseudo<br /> psycho<br /> PTO<br /> pueblo<br /> Puerto Rico<br /> punctilio<br /> pyro-<br /> quango<br /> quarto<br /> Quasimodo<br /> quid pro quo<br /> radio <br /> rainbow<br /> Rambo<br /> ratio<br /> recto<br /> Renault<br /> retro<br /> rhino<br /> rho<br /> rialto<br /> Ricardo<br /> Rico<br /> right(h)o<br /> righty-ho<br /> Rigoletto<br /> Rimbaud<br /> Ringo<br /> Rio<br /> Rio de Janeiro<br /> risotto<br /> roadshow<br /> rodeo<br /> roe<br /> Roe<br /> Romeo<br /> rondeau<br /> rondo<br /> Rousseau<br /> row <br /> sabot<br /> saddo<br /> sago<br /> sallow<br /> salvo<br /> sambo<br /> San Antonio<br /> San Domingo<br /> San Fernando<br /> San Francisco<br /> San Remo<br /> Santiago<br /> Santo Domingo<br /> Sanyo<br /> So Paulo<br /> Sapporo<br /> Sarajevo<br /> say-so<br /> scarecrow<br /> scenario<br /> Scorpio<br /> secondo<br /> sew<br /> sexto<br /> shadow<br /> shallow<br /> Shinto<br /> show<br /> sicko<br /> sideshow<br /> silo<br /> simpatico<br /> slow<br /> snow<br /> so<br /> so-and-so<br /> socio-<br /> Soho<br /> solo<br /> sombrero<br /> soprano<br /> sorrow<br /> so-so<br /> sourdough<br /> sow <br /> Soweto<br /> sparrow<br /> speedo<br /> staccato<br /> status quo<br /> steno<br /> stereo<br /> stiletto<br /> stop-and-go<br /> stop-go<br /> stow<br /> strow<br /> stucco<br /> studio<br /> subito<br /> subzero<br /> superego<br /> superhero<br /> supremo<br /> swallow<br /> tableau<br /> tableaux <br /> taco<br /> tallow<br /> tally-ho<br /> tamarillo<br /> tango<br /> tanto<br /> taro<br /> tarot<br /> techno<br /> telephoto<br /> tempo<br /> terrazzo<br /> Tesco<br /> Texaco<br /> Theo<br /> tho'<br /> though<br /> throw<br /> tiptoe<br /> Tito<br /> to-and-fro<br /> tobacco<br /> toe<br /> Togo<br /> Tokyo<br /> toledo (blade) <br /> Toledo (city) <br /> tomato<br /> tomorrow<br /> tornado<br /> Toronto<br /> torpedo<br /> torso<br /> tostado<br /> tow<br /> tremolo<br /> tricot<br /> trio<br /> trow<br /> Trudeau<br /> Truffaut<br /> Truro<br /> turbo<br /> Tussaud (waxworks owner) <br /> typo<br /> UFO<br /> ultimo<br /> undergo<br /> undertow<br /> UNESCO<br /> uno<br /> up-tempo<br /> Valentino<br /> Velcro<br /> verso<br /> vertigo<br /> veto<br /> vibrato<br /> video<br /> vino<br /> Virgo (constellation) <br /> virtuoso<br /> volcano<br /> Volvo<br /> VSO<br /> wallow<br /> waterpolo<br /> weirdo<br /> Westward Ho! <br /> whacko<br /> wheelbarrow<br /> whoso<br /> widow<br /> wilco<br /> willow<br /> window<br /> windrow<br /> winnow<br /> wino<br /> wo<br /> woe<br /> yarrow<br /> yellow<br /> yo<br /> yo-yo<br /> zero<br /> Zhivago</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="esl0105h.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#ffffff">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><br /></p> </body> </html>