slant rhyme


noun Prosody.

rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.

Nearby words

  1. slant,
  2. slant board,
  3. slant culture,
  4. slant front,
  5. slant height,
  6. slant-eyed,
  7. slant-in,
  8. slant-top,
  9. slanter,
  10. slantly

Also called half rhyme, imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme, off rhyme.

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British Dictionary definitions for half rhyme

slant rhyme

noun

prosody another term for half-rhyme
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