eye rhyme

noun

Definition of eye rhyme

: an imperfect rhyme that appears to have identical vowel sounds from similarity of spelling (such as move and love)

First Known Use of eye rhyme

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye rhyme was in 1797

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“Eye rhyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20rhyme. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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