- Rhyme is a poem composed of lines with similar ending sounds.
An example of rhyme is the childrens' poem "Hickory Dickory Dock."
- 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.
rhyme definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- 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 definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- 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: Alteration (influenced by rhythm) of Middle English rime, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
rhyme - Cultural Definition
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.
rhyme - Phrases/Idioms
rhyme or reason