- a rhyme of but a single stressed syllable, as in disdain, complain.
Origin of masculine rhyme
First recorded in 1575–85
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- prosody a rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic wordsbook, cook; collect, direct Compare feminine rhyme
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