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Rhyme meaning

rhyme - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; " hat and cat rhyme"
  2. 2. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.
  3. 3. Correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any.
  4. 4. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.
  5. 5. A word answering in sound to another word.
  6. 6. To make rhymes, or verses.
  7. 7. To accord in rhyme or sound.
  8. 8. To put into rhyme.
  9. 9. To influence by rhyme.
  10. 10. Correspondence in sound of words; verses.
  11. 11. To correspond in sound; make verses.
  12. 12. To put into rhyme. ( More properly spelt Rime.).

rhyme - examples of usage

  1. He reminds me of that fearful personage in the nursery rhyme: Who goes round the house at night? - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. For this purpose, she went out in the night of the full moon, knelt on a stone in the meadow, and repeated the old traditional rhyme: " All hail to thee, moon, all hail to thee; I pray thee, good moon, now show to me The youth who my future husband shall be." - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Provided it is pronounced correctly, so as to rhyme with the English " Anne," it is a very pretty name. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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