double rhyme


noun

See under feminine rhyme.

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feminine rhyme

noun Prosody.

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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feminine rhyme

noun

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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