unrhymed

adjective

un·​rhymed ˌən-ˈrīmd How to pronounce unrhymed (audio)
: not rhyming or formed with rhyming words : not rhymed
unrhymed couplets
unrhymed lyrics

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Senryu is akin to haiku—three unrhymed lines in a five-seven-five-syllable sandwich—but instead of focusing on nature, senryu examines human nature. Danny Freedman, Outside Online, 8 July 2022 The book received plenty of praise, but many critics missed the point, describing Betts’s work as raw and gritty, when the title poem is entirely in blank verse — unrhymed iambic pentameter. Adam Bradley, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021 That unrhymed couplet has got to rile folk-music Commies who have forsaken their old convictions. Armond White, National Review, 2 Dec. 2020 Simply put, a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem spread across three lines that contain five, seven and five syllables, respectively. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Simply put, a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem spread across three lines that contain five, seven and five syllables, respectively. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Simply put, a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem spread across three lines that contain five, seven and five syllables, respectively. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Simply put, a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem spread across three lines that contain five, seven and five syllables, respectively. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Simply put, a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem spread across three lines that contain five, seven and five syllables, respectively. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrhymed was in 1770

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“Unrhymed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrhymed. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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