- rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
Also called half rhyme, imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme, off rhyme.
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Related Words for half-rhymepoem, poetry, verse, cadence, rhythm, tune, song, beat, couplet, poesy, meter, harmony, measure, ode, doggerel, rune, alliteration, half-rhyme
- a rhyme in which the vowel sounds are not identical, such as years and yoursSee consonance (def. 2)
- prosody another term for half-rhyme
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