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rime riche

[reem reesh] /ˈrim ˈriʃ/
noun, plural rimes riches
[reem reesh] /ˈrim ˈriʃ/ (Show IPA).
rhyme created by the use of two different words, or groups of words, of which both the stressed syllables and any following syllables are identical, as in lighted, delighted.
Origin of rime riche
1900-05; < French: literally, rich rhyme Unabridged
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  • But not now of entire words, as in the rime riche of the French, where livre (book) rhymes with livre (pound).

    The Revival of Irish Literature Charles Gavan Duffy
British Dictionary definitions for rime riche

rime riche

/ˈriːm ˈriːʃ/
noun (pl) rimes riches (ˈriːmˈriːʃ)
rhyme between words or syllables that are identical in sound, as in command/demand, pair/pear
Word Origin
French, literally: rich rhyme
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