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rhyme

noun \ˈrīm\

Simple Definition of rhyme

  • : 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. 1 a (1) :  rhyming verse (2) :  poetry b :  a composition in verse that rhymes

  2. 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. 3 :  rhythm, measure

rhyme·less adjective

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.



Variants of rhyme

also rime \ˈrīm\

Origin of rhyme

Middle English rime, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with rhyme


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rhyme

verb

Simple Definition of rhyme

  • : 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.

Full Definition of rhyme

rhymed also rimedrhym·ing also rim·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to relate or praise in rhyming verse

  3. 2 a :  to put into rhyme b :  to compose (verse) in rhyme c :  to cause to rhyme :  use as rhyme

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make rhymes; also :  to compose rhyming verse

  6. 2 of a word or verse :  to end in syllables that are rhymes

  7. 3 :  to be in accord :  harmonize

rhym·er noun

Examples of rhyme

  1. Please find the two lines that rhyme.

  2. She rhymed moon with June.



14th Century

First Known Use of rhyme

14th century

Variants of rhyme

also rime


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