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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Origin and Etymology of rime riche
French, literally, rich rhyme
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