eye rhyme


: an imperfect rhyme that appears to have identical vowel sounds from similarity of spelling (such as move and love)

Examples of eye rhyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In any case, Jomo’s one golden-colored eye rhymes with that of his sister Udoka (artist Laëtitia Ky), and the two siblings share a near psychic connection. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye rhyme was in 1797

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“Eye rhyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20rhyme. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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