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perfect rhyme

rhyme of two words spelled or pronounced identically but differing in meaning, as rain, reign; rich rhyme. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Why should we insist upon a perfect rhyme, as if it was a cog in a wheel?

    Whitman John Burroughs
  • I will rhyme it as I run along, and when I hesitate and can not make good sense and a perfect rhyme, well go to sleep.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • Beyond this it is necessary that the syllables, to form a full and perfect rhyme, should be accented syllables.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • And the Hebrew word forms a perfect rhyme with its German equivalent: "Seth—steht."

British Dictionary definitions for perfect rhyme

perfect rhyme

Also called full rhyme. rhyme between words in which the stressed vowels and any succeeding consonants are identical although the consonants preceding the stressed vowels may be different, as between part/hart or believe/conceive
a rhyme between two words that are pronounced the same although differing in meaning, as in bough/bow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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