rime riche

noun

rēmˈrēsh
plural rimes riches
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: a rhyme produced by agreement in sound not only of the last accented vowel and any succeeding sounds but also of the consonant preceding this rhyming vowel
in English, church spire and aspire would be rimes riches

called also identical rhyme

distinguished from rime suffisante

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, rich rhyme

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“Rime riche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rime%20riche. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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