- 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.
- Tennysonâ€™s rhymes
- (countable) A word that rhymes with another.
- Norse poetry is littered with rhymes like "sÃ³l ... 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 (â€œnumber, rhyme, verseâ€), from Old English rÄ«m (â€œnumber, counting, reckoning, calendar, numeral, sum, aggregate, value, enumeration, seriesâ€), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«mÄ… (â€œcalculation, numberâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚rey- (â€œto regulate, countâ€). Cognate with Old Frisian rÄ«m (â€œnumber, amount, taleâ€), Old High German rÄ«m (â€œseries, row, numberâ€), Old Norse rÃm (â€œcalculation, calendarâ€), Middle Low German rÄ«m (â€œrhymeâ€), Dutch rijm (â€œrhymeâ€), German Reim (â€œrhymeâ€), Swedish rim (â€œrhymeâ€), Icelandic rÃm (â€œrhymeâ€), Old Irish rÄ«m (â€œnumberâ€), Welsh rhif (â€œnumberâ€), Ancient Greek á¼€ÏÎ¹Î¸Î¼ÏŒÏ‚ (arithmÃ³s, â€œnumberâ€). Meaning influenced in Middle English by Old French rime (â€œrhymeâ€), from the same Germanic source.
- The spelling has been influenced by an incorrectly assumed relationship with rhythm.