- But what I also found tantilisingly awaiting me behind the counter was a stack of freshly baked Russian tea cakes and lemon scones, both of which I purchased and consumed in startling quantities.
- These are accompanied by all manner of sandwiches, scones and cakes piled onto tiered stands.
- Diane made some scones and there was fruit and such.
Until the 19th century the scone was known only in Scotland. The novels of Sir Walter Scott probably helped bring the word to wider notice, and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in 1886 in Kidnapped: ‘We lay on the bare top of a rock, like scones upon a girdle.’ The first scones were large round cakes made of wheat or barley and often cut into four quarters. The word is probably from early Dutch scoon broot, ‘fine bread’. Scone can be pronounced to rhyme with either gone or tone. In the US the pronunciation rhyming with tone is more common, whereas in British English the two pronunciations traditionally have different regional and class associations. The first tends to be associated with the north of England, while the second is associated with the south and is thought of as more ‘refined’.
Words that rhyme with sconeaide-de-camp, aides-de-camp, anon, Asunción, au courant, begone, Bonn, bon vivant, Caen, Canton, Carcassonne, Ceylon, chaconne, chateaubriand, ci-devant, Colón, colon, Concepción, con (US conn), cretonne, don, Duchamp, Evonne, foregone, fromage blanc, Gabon, Garonne, gone, guenon, hereupon, Inchon, Jean, john, Jon, Le Mans, León, Luzon, Mont Blanc, Narbonne, odds-on, on, outgone, outshone, Perón, phon, piñon, Pinot Blanc, plafond, Ramón, Saigon, Saint-Saëns, Sand, Schwann, shone, side-on, sine qua non, Sorbonne, spot-on, swan, thereon, thereupon, ton, Toulon, undergone, upon, Villon, wan, whereon, whereupon, won, wonton, yon, Yvonne
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Entry from British & World English dictionary
Words that rhyme with Sconeafternoon, attune, autoimmune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, bestrewn, boon, Boone, bridoon, buffoon, Cameroon, Cancún, cardoon, cartoon, Changchun, cocoon, commune, croon, doubloon, dragoon, dune, festoon, galloon, goon, harpoon, hoon, immune, importune, impugn, Irgun, jejune, June, Kowloon, lagoon, lampoon, loon, macaroon, maroon, monsoon, moon, Muldoon, noon, oppugn, picayune, platoon, poltroon, pontoon, poon, prune, puccoon, raccoon, Rangoon, ratoon, rigadoon, rune, saloon, Saskatoon, Sassoon, soon, spittoon, spoon, swoon, Troon, tune, tycoon, typhoon, Walloon
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.