Definition of minimal pair
: two linguistic units that differ in a single distinctive feature or constituent (as voice in the initial consonants of bat and pat)
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Rhymes with minimal pair
breath of fresh air, butterfly chair, chargé d'affaires, chemin de fer, commissionaire, concessionaire, couturiere, devil-may-care, director's chair, electric chair, enamelware, intensive care, lighter-than-air, memoriter, out of one's hair, Parian ware, pied-à-terre, primary care, ready-to-wear, social welfare, son et lumière, spectacled bear, surface-to-air, up in the air, vanity fair, vogue la galère
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