- The definition of a slant rhyme is when there is a close, but not exact, rhyme.
An example of slant rhyme is barn and yard.
rhyme in which there is close but not exact correspondence of sounds (Ex.: lid, lad; wait, made)
A partial or imperfect rhyme, often using assonance or consonance only, as in dry and rise or grown and moon. Also called half rhyme, near rhyme.
(plural slant rhymes)