Rhyme

  • 1 Rhyme — Rhyme, n. [OE. ryme, rime, AS. r[=i]m number; akin to OHG. r[=i]m number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of German origin, and originally the same word.] [The Old English spelling… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rhyme — [rīm] n. [ME rime < OFr < rimer, to rhyme, prob. < Frank * rim, row, series, akin to OE, OHG rim, series, number < IE * rei (> OIr rim, number) < base * are , to join, fit (> ART1, RATIO, RITE): form infl. by assoc. with L… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Rhyme — Rhyme, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rhymed};p. pr. & vb. n. {Rhyming}.] [OE. rimen, rymen, AS. r[=i]man to count: cf. F. rimer to rhyme. See {Rhyme}, n.] 1. To make rhymes, or verses. Thou shalt no longer ryme. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] There marched the… …

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  • 4 Rhyme — Rhyme, v. t. 1. To put into rhyme. Sir T. Wilson. [1913 Webster] 2. To influence by rhyme. [1913 Webster] Hearken to a verser, who may chance Rhyme thee to good. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 rhyme — [n] poetry in which lines end with like sounds alliteration, beat, cadence, couplet, doggerel, half rhyme, harmony, iambic pentameter, measure, meter, nursery rhyme, ode, poem, poesy, poetry, rhythm, rune, slant rhyme, song, tune, verse, vowel… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 rhyme — ► NOUN 1) correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when used in poetry. 2) a short poem with rhyming lines. 3) rhyming poetry or verse. 4) a word with the same sound as another. ► VERB 1) (of a word, syllable, or… …

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  • 7 Rhyme — A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs. The word rhyme may also refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes. Contents 1… …

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  • 8 rhyme — rhymer, n. /ruym/, n., v., rhymed, rhyming. n. 1. identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse. 2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind. 3. verse or poetry having… …

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  • 9 rhyme — rhyme1 [raım] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: rime, probably from Latin rhythmus; RHYTHM] 1.) a short poem or song, especially for children, using words that rhyme ▪ a collection of traditional rhymes with illustrations →↑nursery rhyme… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 rhyme — [[t]ra͟ɪm[/t]] rhymes, rhyming, rhymed 1) V RECIP ERG If one word rhymes with another or if two words rhyme, they have a very similar sound. Words that rhyme with each other are often used in poems. [V with n] June always rhymes with moon in old… …

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  • 11 rhyme — I UK [raɪm] / US noun Word forms rhyme : singular rhyme plural rhymes * 1) [countable] a short poem, often for children, that has lines ending in the same sound 2) a) [countable] a word that ends with the same sound as another word rhyme for: Can …

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  • 12 rhyme — rhyme1 [ raım ] noun * 1. ) count a short poem, often for children, that has lines ending in the same sound 2. ) count a word that ends with the same sound as another word: rhyme for: Can you think of a rhyme for hat? a ) uncount the use of words …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 rhyme — 1 noun 1 (C) a short poem or song, especially for children, using words that rhyme see also: nursery rhyme 2 (C) a word that rhymes with another word, for example fold and cold (+ for): I can t find a rhyme for orange . 3 (U) the use of words… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 rhyme — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 using words that have the same sound as each other ADJECTIVE ▪ internal RHYME + NOUN ▪ scheme PREPOSITION ▪ in rhyme …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 rhyme — I n. 1) a nursery rhyme 2) (poetry) a feminine; masculine rhyme 3) (misc.) without rhyme or reason ( with no apparent reason ) II v. (D; intr., tr.) to rhyme with (this word rhymes with that word; to rhyme one word with another) * * * [raɪm]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 rhyme — Synonyms and related words: English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, accord, alba, alliterate, alliteration, anacreontic, assonance, assonate, balada, ballad, ballade, beat …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 rhyme — [[t]raɪm[/t]] n. v. rhymed, rhym•ing 1) pro identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse 2) pro a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and kind 3) pro verse or poetry having… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 rhyme — /raɪm / (say ruym) noun 1. agreement in the terminal sounds of lines of verse, or of words. 2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound. 3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the line. 4. a poem or piece of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 rhyme — {{11}}rhyme (n.) agreement in terminal sounds, 1560s, partially restored spelling, from M.E. ryme, rime (c.1200) measure, meter, rhythm, later rhymed verse (mid 13c.), from O.Fr. rime (fem.), related to O.Prov. rim (masc.), earlier *ritme, from L …

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  • 20 rhyme — n. & v. n. 1 identity of sound between words or the endings of words, esp. in verse. 2 (in sing. or pl.) verse having rhymes. 3 a the use of rhyme. b a poem having rhymes. 4 a word providing a rhyme. v. 1 intr. a (of words or lines) produce a… …

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