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slant rhyme

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noun Prosody.
  1. rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
Also called half rhyme, imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme, off rhyme.
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British Dictionary definitions for half-rhyme


  1. a rhyme in which the vowel sounds are not identical, such as years and yoursSee consonance (def. 2)

slant rhyme

  1. prosody another term for half-rhyme
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