nursery rhyme

noun

Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

Examples of nursery rhyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through the program, children can learn nursery rhymes and letter sounds from the comfort of their homes, with just a computer. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "An Online Preschool Closes a Gap but Exposes Another," 7 July 2019 Understandably so: In the toughest parts of New Orleans, some children are raised singing a nursery rhyme seemingly written to prepare them for incarceration at the penitentiary, better known as Angola. New York Times, "Next Arena for Criminal Justice Reform: A Roof Over Their Heads," 3 Sep. 2019 The singing of a nursery rhyme sets in motion a bloody curse that awakens a demonic figure. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Privacy advocates long had pointed out that many popular channels on the site are directed to younger audiences, featuring nursery rhymes as well as videos of children unwrapping toys. Washington Post, "Google to pay $170 million to settle charges it violated kids’ privacy law on YouTube," 6 Sep. 2019 Videos clearly aimed at children - say, nursery rhyme singalongs or alphabet review - won't carry personalized ads, even if the viewer is an adult, according to the company. oregonlive, "Google to pay $170 million to settle charges it violated kids’ privacy law on YouTube," 4 Sep. 2019 Videos clearly aimed at children — say, nursery rhyme singalongs or alphabet review — won’t carry personalized ads, even if the viewer is an adult, according to the company. Greg Bensinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Google to pay $170 million to settle charges it violated kids’ privacy law on YouTube," 4 Sep. 2019 While most clips on YouTube Kids, such as nursery rhyme cartoons, clearly are, other huge swaths of YouTube, such as footage of video game streaming, arguably aren’t. Mark Bergen, Los Angeles Times, "YouTube is under fire for inappropriate kids videos. Rivals see an opening," 29 Aug. 2019 After all, YouTube is home to both nursery rhymes and coming out videos, sports recaps, makeup tips, tech reviews, and what critics have said are a cesspool of conspiracy, hate speech and racist videos. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Why YouTube's kid issues are so serious," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of nursery rhyme

1816, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Nursery rhyme.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursery%20rhyme. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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nursery rhyme

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short poem or song for children

nursery rhyme

noun

Kids Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

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