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rime

noun \ ˈrīm \

Definition of rime

1 :frost 1b
2 :an accumulation of granular ice tufts on the windward sides of exposed objects that is formed from supercooled fog or cloud and built out directly against the wind

Examples of rime in a Sentence

  1. a heavy coating of rime

  2. rime on the bedroom window after a bitterly cold night

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Origin and Etymology of rime

Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm; akin to Old Norse hrīm frost

rime Synonyms

Synonyms
hoar, hoarfrost, frost
Related Words
frostwork

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rime

verb

Definition of rime

rimed; riming
transitive verb
:to cover with or as if with rime

First Known Use of rime

circa 1755

rime Synonyms

Synonyms
cake, crust, encrust
Related Words
besmear, coat, smear, spread; cover, daub; coagulate, congeal, harden

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rime, rimester

Less common spellings of , rhymester

1 a (1) :rhyming verse
(2) :poetry
b :a composition in verse that rhymes
2 a :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 sound
c :correspondence of other than terminal word sounds: such as

RIME Defined for Kids

rime

noun \ ˈrīm \

Definition of rime for Students

:1frost 1


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