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1rhyme

noun \ˈrīm\

: one of two or more words or phrases that end in the same sounds

: a poem or song whose lines end in rhymes

: the use of rhymes in a poem or song

Full Definition of RHYME

1
a (1) :  rhyming verse (2) :  poetry
b :  a composition in verse that rhymes
2
a :  correspondence in terminal sounds of units of composition or utterance (as two or more words or lines of verse)
b :  one of two or more words thus corresponding in sound
c :  correspondence of other than terminal word sounds: as
(1) :  alliteration (2) :  internal rhyme
3
rhyme·less adjective

Variants of RHYME

rhyme also rime \ˈrīm\

Examples of RHYME

  1. She used moon as a rhyme for June.
  2. He couldn't think of a rhyme for orange.
  3. They're learning about meter and rhyme.

Origin of RHYME

Middle English rime, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2rhyme

verb

: to have or end with the same sounds

: to have lines that end with the same sounds

: to use (a rhyme) in a poem, song, etc.

rhymed also rimedrhym·ing also rim·ing

Full Definition of RHYME

transitive verb
1
:  to relate or praise in rhyming verse
2
a :  to put into rhyme
b :  to compose (verse) in rhyme
c :  to cause to rhyme :  use as rhyme
intransitive verb
1
:  to make rhymes; also :  to compose rhyming verse
2
of a word or verse :  to end in syllables that are rhymes
3
:  to be in accord :  harmonize
rhym·er noun

Variants of RHYME

rhyme also rime

Examples of RHYME

  1. Please find the two lines that rhyme.
  2. She rhymed moon with June.

First Known Use of RHYME

14th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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