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double rhyme

  1. See under feminine rhyme.
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feminine rhyme

noun Prosody.
  1. a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed (double rhyme), as in motion, notion, or of three syllables of which the second and third are unstressed (triple rhyme), as in fortunate, importunate.
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Origin of feminine rhyme

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called female rhyme.
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Historical Examples of double rhyme

  • He is not satisfied, ample as it may seem, with his double-rhyme harmony.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory

    George Saintsbury

British Dictionary definitions for double rhyme

feminine rhyme

  1. prosody a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verilyCompare masculine rhyme
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