nursery rhyme


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 He was then taken from Tomsk to Omsk—which sounds like the dark refrain of a nursery rhyme. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 24 Apr. 2022 Probably just below the chance that Ush would blast one of Fiddy’s most beloved, not that nursery rhyme-ish jams during the birth of said son. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Feb. 2022 The book has a fairy-tale quality, a ring of the nursery rhyme. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2022 One child wanted to know if there are cows on the moon — like in the nursery rhyme. Marcia Dunn,, 17 Sep. 2021 Services quickly moved online, offering everything from virtual nursery rhyme sessions to read-alouds and even cooking classes. Freya Sampson, Good Housekeeping, 13 Sep. 2021 Nowadays, Gigi, Zayn, and Khai continue to spend time going on little hikes in the woods or listening to Bollywood music or singing one Arabic nursery rhyme in particular that Khai enjoys. Collier Schorr; Styling By Ludivine Poiblanc, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 July 2021 Best friends Daisy and Cole are back for more musical fun and adventure with their nursery rhyme pals, solving problems with teamwork and creativity! Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 June 2021 Clay was notorious for sexist jokes, including vulgar nursery rhyme parodies. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nursery rhyme

1816, in the meaning defined above

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29 Apr 2022

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“Nursery rhyme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

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