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rhyme

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noun \ˈrīm\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of rhyme

  1. 1a (1) :  rhyming verse (2) :  poetryb :  a composition in verse that rhymes

  2. 2a :  correspondence in terminal sounds of units of composition or utterance (such as two or more words or lines of verse)b :  one of two or more words thus corresponding in soundc :  correspondence of other than terminal word sounds: such as (1) :  alliteration (2) :  internal rhyme

  3. 3 :  rhythm, measure

rhymeless

adjective

Examples of rhyme in a Sentence

  1. She used moon as a rhyme for June.

  2. He couldn't think of a rhyme for orange.

  3. They're learning about meter and rhyme.

Origin and Etymology of rhyme

Middle English rime, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 13th century


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rhyme

verb
variants: or less commonly

Definition of rhyme

rhymed

also

rimed

;

rhyming

also

riming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to relate or praise in rhyming verse

  3. 2a :  to put into rhymeb :  to compose (verse) in rhymec :  to cause to rhyme :  use as rhyme

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make rhymes; also :  to compose rhyming verse

  6. 2 of a word or verse :  to end in syllables that are rhymes

  7. 3 :  to be in accord :  harmonize

rhymer

noun

Examples of rhyme in a Sentence

  1. Please find the two lines that rhyme.

  2. She rhymed moon with June.

14th Century

First Known Use of rhyme

14th century


RHYME Defined for English Language Learners

rhyme

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noun

Definition of rhyme for English Language Learners

  • : one of two or more words or phrases that end in the same sounds

  • : a poem or song whose lines end in rhymes

  • : the use of rhymes in a poem or song

rhyme

verb

Definition of rhyme for English Language Learners

  • : to have or end with the same sounds

  • : to have lines that end with the same sounds

  • : to use (a rhyme) in a poem, song, etc.


RHYME Defined for Kids

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rhyme

noun \ˈrīm\

Definition of rhyme for Students

  1. 1 :  close similarity in the final sounds of two or more words or lines of writing

  2. 2 :  a piece of writing (as a poem) whose lines end in similar sounds


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rhyme

verb

Definition of rhyme for Students

rhymed

;

rhyming

  1. 1 :  to end with the same sound “Bug” rhymes with “rug.”

  2. 2 :  to have lines that end with the same sound Not all poems rhyme.

  3. 3 :  to cause lines or words to end with a similar sound He rhymed “moon” with “June.”



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