- Rhyme is a poem composed of lines with similar ending sounds.
An example of rhyme is the childrens' poem "Humpty Dumpty."
- Rhyme is defined as to speak in words or phrases with the same ending sound or to create a written piece out of such phrases.
- An example of rhyme is to say the words "bike" and "like."
- An example of rhyme is what William Blake did when he wrote "The Lamb."
Humpty Dumpty is an example of a rhyme.
- a piece of verse, or poem, in which there is a regular recurrence of corresponding sounds, esp. at the ends of lines
- such verse or poetry in general
- correspondence of sound between stressed syllables at the ends of words or lines of verse; specif., perfect rhyme (sense )
- a word that corresponds with another in sound, esp. end sound
Origin of rhymeMiddle English rime ; from Old French ; from rimer, to rhyme, probably ; from Frankish an unverified form rim, row, series, akin to Old English Old High German rim, series, number ; from Indo-European an unverified form rei- (from source Old Irish rim, number) ; from base an unverified form are-, to join, fit (from source art, ratio, rite): form influenced, influence by associated, association with Classical Latin rhythmus, rhythm
intransitive verbrhymed, rhyming
- to make verse, esp. rhyming verse
- to form a rhyme: “more” rhymes with “door”
- to be composed in metrical form with rhymes
- to be in accord or agreement: the eyewitness accounts rhyme on the essential points
- to put into rhyme
- to compose in metrical form with rhymes
- to use as a rhyme or rhymes
rhyme or reason
- Correspondence of terminal sounds of words or of lines of verse.
- a. A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines.b. Poetry or verse of this kind.
- A word that corresponds with another in terminal sound, as behold and cold.
verbrhymed rhymed, rhym·ing, rhymes also rimed or rim·ing or rimes
- To form a rhyme.
- To compose rhymes or verse.
- To make use of rhymes in composing verse.
- To put into rhyme or compose with rhymes.
- To use (a word or words) as a rhyme.
Origin of rhymeAlteration (influenced by rhythm) of Middle English rime, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural rhymes)
- (countable, uncountable) Rhyming verse (poetic form)
- Many editors say they don't want stories written in rhyme.
- A thought expressed in verse; a verse; a poem; a tale told in verse.
- Tennyson’s rhymes
- (countable) A word that rhymes with another.
- Norse poetry is littered with rhymes like "sól ... sunnan".
- Rap makes use of rhymes such as "money ... honey" and "nope ... dope".
- (countable, in particular) A word that rhymes with another, in that it is pronounced identically with the other word from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
- "Awake" is a rhyme for "lake".
- (uncountable) Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.
- The poem exhibits a peculiar form of rhyme.
- (countable, uncountable) Rhyming verse (poetic form).
- (linguistics) rime
(third-person singular simple present rhymes, present participle rhyming, simple past and past participle rhymed)
- (intransitive) To compose or treat in verse; versify.
- (followed by with) Of a word, to be pronounced identically with another from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
- "Creation" rhymes with "integration" and "station".
- (reciprocal) Of two or more words, to be pronounced identically from the vowel in the stressed syllable of each to the end of each.
- "Mug" and "rug" rhyme.
- "India" and "windier" rhyme with each other in non-rhotic accents.
- To put words together so that they rhyme.
- I rewrote it to make it rhyme.
- The noun derives from Middle English ryme, rime (“number, rhyme, verse”), from Old English rīm (“number, counting, reckoning, calendar, numeral, sum, aggregate, value, enumeration, series”), from Proto-Germanic *rīmą (“calculation, number”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂rey- (“to regulate, count”). Cognate with Old Frisian rīm (“number, amount, tale”), Old High German rīm (“series, row, number”), Old Norse rím (“calculation, calendar”), Middle Low German rīm (“rhyme”), Dutch rijm (“rhyme”), German Reim (“rhyme”), Swedish rim (“rhyme”), Icelandic rím (“rhyme”), Old Irish rīm (“number”), Welsh rhif (“number”), Ancient Greek ἀριθμός (arithmós, “number”). Meaning influenced in Middle English by Old French rime (“rhyme”), from the same Germanic source.
- The verb derives from Middle English rymen, rimen, from Old English rīman (“to count, count off, list, number, reckon, enumerate, recount, describe in succession, tell, calculate, compute, count up, account, esteem as”), from Proto-Germanic *rīmaną (“to count”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂rey- (“to regulate, count”). Cognate with Old High German rīman (“to number, count, count up”), Dutch rijmen (“to rhyme”).
- The spelling has been influenced by an incorrectly assumed relationship with rhythm.