beginning rhyme

noun

Definition of beginning rhyme

1 : rhyme at the beginning of successive lines of verse

First Known Use of beginning rhyme

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Beginning rhyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beginning%20rhyme. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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