nursery rhyme

noun

Definition of nursery rhyme 

: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

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Of course there's a nursery rhyme for helping kids navigate school lockdowns. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "Kindergarten poster with school lockdown lyrics stokes high emotion, debate," 8 June 2018 That reality became jarringly clear Wednesday, when one parent toured her 5-year-old daughter’s future kindergarten in suburban Boston and noticed a disturbing nursery rhyme taped to the chalkboard. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "America’s gun problem, in one disturbing nursery rhyme," 7 June 2018 The parent, Georgy Cohen, was disturbed by the nursery rhyme and posted a photo of it on Twitter: The tweet went viral, striking a chord with thousands of parents across the country, whose own kids know these lockdown drills all too well. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "America’s gun problem, in one disturbing nursery rhyme," 7 June 2018 The 62-year-old Houghton resident grew up witnessing Finnish Lutheran Sunday services in her house, and remembers her grandmother singing Finnish nursery rhymes to the grandkids. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "John Carlisle: Fortitude, tradition help Finns flourish in brutal U.P.," 24 Aug. 2014 At first glance, Gray and Dominguez are an odd pairing: Dominguez is short and round, Gray tall and lean, like a couple out of a nursery rhyme. Zan Romanoff, latimes.com, "This Navy vet turned fishmonger is smoking and curing some of L.A.'s best sustainable seafood," 2 Apr. 2018 None of those platforms are as popular for kids as YouTube, which has toddler-themed channels with names like ChuChuTV nursery rhymes, which as of last week counted more than 16 million subscribers and 13.4 billion views. NBC News, "Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube," 9 Apr. 2018 None of those platforms are as popular for kids as YouTube, which has toddler-themed channels with names like ChuChuTV nursery rhymes, which as of last week counted more than 16 million subscribers and 13.4 billion views. Washington Post, "Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube," 9 Apr. 2018 None of those services are as popular for kids as YouTube, which has toddler-themed channels with names like ChuChuTV nursery rhymes, which as of last week counted more than 16 million subscribers and 13.4 billion views. Matt O'brien, chicagotribune.com, "Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube," 9 Apr. 2018

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1816, in the meaning defined above

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nursery rhyme

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short poem or song for children

nursery rhyme

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Kids Definition of nursery rhyme

: a short rhyme for children that often tells a story

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