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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What does “yare” mean?
Also called female rhyme.
Origin of feminine rhyme
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby feminine rhyme
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British Dictionary definitions for feminine 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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