rime riche

noun
\ rēmˈrēsh \
plural rimes riches\ " \

Definition of rime riche

: 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

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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 21 Oct. 2020.

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