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bouts-rimés

[ boo-ree-meyz, French boo-ree-mey ]
/ ˌbu riˈmeɪz, French bu riˈmeɪ /
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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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Origin of bouts-rimés

1705–15; <French, equivalent to bouts ends (see butt2) + rimés rhymed (see rhyme)
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