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bouts-rimés

[boo-ree-meyz, French boo-ree-mey]
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plural noun Prosody.
  1. words or word endings forming a set of rhymes to be used in a given order in the writing of verses.
  2. verses using such a set of rhymes.

Origin of bouts-rimés

1705–15; < French, equivalent to bouts ends (see butt2) + rimés rhymed (see rhyme)
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