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Meaning of RHYME

Pronunciation:  rIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a piece of poetry
  2. [n]  correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
  3. [v]  compose rhymes
  4. [v]  be similar in sound, esp. with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"

RHYME is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rime, rime, rime, verse
 See Also: agree, alliterate, alliteration, assonance, assonate, beginning rhyme, check, clerihew, consonance, consonant rhyme, correspond, create verbally, doggerel, doggerel verse, eye rhyme, fit, gibe, head rhyme, initial rhyme, internal rhyme, jibe, jingle, limerick, match, poem, tag, tally, verse form, versification, vowel rhyme



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rhyme\, n. [OE. ryme, rime, AS. r[=i]m number; akin to
    OHG. r[=i]m number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The
    modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of
    German origin, and originally the same word.] [The Old
    English spelling {rime} is becoming again common. See Note
    under {Prime}.]
    1. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a
       composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of
       language. ``Railing rhymes.'' --Daniel.
             A ryme I learned long ago.            --Chaucer.
             He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rime.
    2. (Pros.) 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
             For rhyme with reason may dispense, And sound has
             right to govern sense.                --Prior.
    3. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each
       other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.
    4. A word answering in sound to another word.
    {Female rhyme}. See under {Female}.
    {Male rhyme}. See under {Male}.
    {Rhyme or reason}, sound or sense.
    {Rhyme royal} (Pros.), a stanza of seven decasyllabic verses,
       of which the first and third, the second, fourth, and
       fifth, and the sixth and seventh rhyme.
  2. \Rhyme\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rhymed};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rhyming}.] [OE. rimen, rymen, AS. r[=i]man to count: cf. F.
    rimer to rhyme. See {Rhyme}, n.]
    1. To make rhymes, or verses. ``Thou shalt no longer ryme.''
             There marched the bard and blockhead, side by side,
             Who rhymed for hire, and patronized for pride.
    2. To accord in rhyme or sound.
             And, if they rhymed and rattled, all was well.
  3. \Rhyme\, v. t.
    1. To put into rhyme. --Sir T. Wilson.
    2. To influence by rhyme.
             Hearken to a verser, who may chance Rhyme thee to
             good.                                 --Herbert.