[ boo-ree-meyz, French boo-ree-mey ]
/ ˌbu riˈmeɪz, French bu riˈmeɪ /
plural noun Prosody.
words or word endings forming a set of rhymes to be used in a given order in the writing of verses.
verses using such a set of rhymes.
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Is It Ever OK To Say “Didja”?Didja ever think that there are ways of speaking that feel perfectly comfortable . . . but that would seem wrong if you wrote them down? Sorta like the way this sentence is written. Lemme tell you ‘bout this very phenomenon, relaxed pronunciation. Pronunciation is defined as “the conventional patterns of treatment of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable or word.” Relaxed pronunciation, …
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