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masculine rhyme

noun, Prosody.
a rhyme of but a single stressed syllable, as in disdain, complain.
Origin of masculine rhyme
First recorded in 1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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masculine rhyme

(prosody) a rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic words: book, cook, collect, direct Compare feminine rhyme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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