See under feminine rhyme.
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Words nearby double rhyme
Definition for double rhyme (2 of 2)
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.
Also called female rhyme.
Origin of feminine rhyme
First recorded in 1865–70
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
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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