A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or sequence which reads the same backward as forward.
We have created a big list of palindromes and divided them into several categories such as words, sentences, funny, longest, names, places, songs, and more. Enjoy!
- A nut for a jar of tuna.
- A Santa dog lived as a devil god at NASA.
- As I pee sir, I see Pisa!
- Borrow or rob?
- Dammit, I'm mad!
- Do geese see God?
- Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
- Emil peed deep lime.
- Evar, go to grave.
- Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.
- Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog.
- Madam, in Eden, I’m Adam.
- Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
- No lemon, no melon!
- No pet so tragic as a cigar to step on.
- Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!as it a bar or a bat I saw?
- Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
- Rats live on no evil star.
- Stressed desserts
- Taco cat
- UFO tofu
- Aibohphobia – a joke word meaning “fear of palindromes
- Ailihphilia – love of palindromes
Here are some palindrome examples (there are much more palindrome words, we have chosen the best ones):
List of the best palindrome sentences:
- A dog! A panic in a pagoda.
- A lot not new I saw as I went on to L.A.
- A man, a plan, a canal – Panama
- A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
- A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.
- Able was I ere I saw Elba
- Amore, Roma.
- Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina.
- Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna
- Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
- Barge in! Relate mere war of 1991 for a were-metal Ernie grab!
- Bird rib.
- Bombard a drab mob.
- But sad Eva saved a stub.
- Campus Motto: Bottoms up, Mac!
- Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
- Dennis sinned.
- Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?
- Do nine men interpret? “Nine men,” I nod.
- Dog, as a devil deified, lived as a god.
- Dogma? I am God.
- Don’t nod.
- Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
- Draw, o coward!
- Drawer as a reward.
- Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside.
- Emil saw a slime.
- Eva can ignite virtuosos out riveting in a cave.
- Eva, can I see bees in a cave?
- Evade me, Dave.
- Evil, I did dwell, lewd did I live.
- Flee to me, remote elf.
- Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag.
- Geronimo, no minor ego.
- Gert, I saw Ron avoid a radio-van, or was it Reg?
- Go deliver a dare, vile dog!
- God save Eva's dog.
- God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
- I did, did I?
- If I had a Hi-Fi.
- Kayak salad, Alaska yak.
- Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
- Live on time, emit no evil.
- Ma is as selfless as I am.
- Madam, I'm Adam
- Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram.
- May a moody baby doom a yam?
- Meet animals; laminate 'em.
- Must sell at tallest sum
- Name now one man.
- Naomi, did I moan?
- Never odd or even
- Niagara, O roar again.
- No “x” in “Nixon”.
- No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
- No devil lived on.
- No sir — away! A papaya war is on.
- No trace; not one carton.
- No, I met System Ion.
- No, it can, as it is, it is a war. Raw as it is, it is an action.
- No, it is open on one position.
- No, it is opposed, art sees trade's opposition
- No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.
- No, Mel Gibson is a casino's big lemon.
- No, sir, prefer prison.
- Now I see bees, I won.
- Now's evil for evil? Ah, a liver of lives won.
- On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast pure evil; a fire volcano.
- Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
- Race fast, safe car.
- Red rum, sir, is murder
- Rise to vote, sir.
- Saw tide rose? So red it was.
- Sir, I demand, I am a maid named Iris.
- So many dynamos.
- Some men interpret nine memos.
- Stab nail at ill Italian bats.
- Star comedy by Democrats.
- Stella won no wallets.
- Step on no pets!
- Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
- Ten animals I slam in a net.
- Too bad I hid a boot
- Too hot to hoot
- 0We panic in a pew.
- Won’t lovers revolt now?
- Won't I panic in a pit now?
- The longest palindromic word in the Oxford English Dictionary – “tattarrattat“.
- World's longest palindromic word in everyday use – Finnish 19-letter word saippuakivikauppias (a soapstone vendor). [source]
- Are we not pure? “No, sir!” Panama’s moody Noriega brags. “It is garbage!” Irony dooms a man—a prisoner up to new era.
- Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
- Naomi, Gianna, Ed, Nall, Robert, Allen, Red, Hon, Evan, Eden, Mel, Lola, Alol, Lemned, Enave, Noh, Der, Nella, Trebor, Llan, De, Anna, Ig & I moan.
- Marge, let dam dogs in. Am on satire! Vow I am Cain. Am on spot. Am a Jap sniper. Red, raw murder on GI. Ignore drum. (Warder repins pajama tops.) No maniac, Ma! Iwo veritas: no man is God – Mad telegram.
- Do good? I? No. Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I. Lo! Rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God.
- Name no side in Eden, I’m mad! A maid I am, Adam mine; denied is one man.
- A list of naughty people:
Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.
Palindromic Novels and Poem
There are two English palindromic novels (imagine editing such a book!):
- Satire: Veritas – David Stephens
- Dr Awkward & Olson in Oslo – Lawrence Levine
Palindromic poem (224-word long):
- Dammit I'm Mad – Demetri Martin
- Bob – Weird Al” Yankovic
- I Palindrome I – They Might Be Giants
- Symphony No. 47 – Joseph Haydn
Famous palindrome names
- ABBA – famous pop band
- Lon Nol – former prime Minister of Cambodia
- Nisio Isin – Japanese novelist
- Anuta Catuna – Romanian athlete
- Robert Trebor – actor
- Ola Salo – rock-vocalist
- Revilo P. Oliver – philologist
- Sara Baras – flamenco dancer
- Mike Kim – US-Korean author
- Leon Noel – France’s ambassador to Poland
- Mark Kram – sportswriter
- Nell Allen – artist
- Stanley Yelnats – the protagonist in the novel Holes by Louis Sachar
- Abiriba, Nigeria
- Acaiaca, Brazil
- Aka Aka, New Zealand
- Akasaka, Japan (Tokyo)
- Alavala, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Aramara, Australia
- Ateleta, Italy (L'Aquila)
- Aworowa, Ghana
- Burggrub, Germany
- Callac, Brittany, France
- Ebenebe, Anambra, Nigeria
- Eleele, Hawaii, United States
- Etsaste, Estonia
- Glenelg, Highland, Scotland
- Haddah, Yemen
- Hallah, Yemen
- Hammah, Lower Saxony, Germany
- Heddeh, Khuzestan, Iran
- Idappadi, Tamil Nadu, India
- Ikazaki, Ehime, Japan
- Itamati, Odisha, India
- Kanakanak, Alaska, United States
- Killik, Antalya, Turkey
- Kinikinik, Alberta, Canada
- Kinikinik, Colorado, United States
- Lal Lal, Victoria, Australia
- Margram, West Bengal, India
- Mussum, Bocholt, Germany
- Neuquén, Argentina
- Noagaon, Bangladesh
- Notton, West Yorkshire, England
- Okonoko, West Virginia, United States
- Oktahatko, Florida, United States
- Paraparap, Victoria, Australia
- Planalp, Switzerland
- Qaanaaq, Greenland
- Renner, South Dakota, United States
- Sarras, Ardèche, France
- Selles, Eure, France
- Semmes, Alabama, United States
- Sennes, South Tyrol, Italy
- Senones, Vosges, France
- Serres, Macedonia, Greece
- Staats, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
- Tabbat, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
- Tommot, Sakha Republic, Russia
- Ubulubu, Delta State, Nigeria
- Wassamassaw, South Carolina, United States
- Woddow, Germany
- Yessey, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
- Yreka Bakery, Yreka, California, United States
Palindromes Symmetric by Words
- You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't swallow a cage, can you?
- Fall leaves as soon as leaves fall.
- King, are you glad you are king?
- So patient a nurse to nurse a patient so.
- First ladies rule the state, and state the rule: “Ladies First!”
- Do I, like, look like I do?
- Sorry, I am very awkward. Very am I sorry.
- Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?
Other Interesting Palindromes
Dates, which are palindromes in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format are very rare.
- The last such date was on February 2, 2020 – 02/02/2020.
- The previous such date was 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.
- The next such date will occur on 12/12/2121.
The famous Charles Bridge in Prague was built on palindromic number on July 9, 1357 at 5:31 am. (1357/9/7 5:31)
Semordnilap is palindrome spelled backwards. Here are some examples:
- Alucard (son of Dracula) – Dracula
- Daraf (unit of elastance) – Farad
- Mho (unit of electrical conductance) – Ohm
Can you guess these palindromes in video?
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Collection of funny palindromes
Collection of the longest palindromes
List of palindrome sentences
List of palindromes words
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