internal rhyme

noun Prosody.

a rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse.
a rhyme created by words within two or more lines of a verse.

Origin of internal rhyme

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for internal rhyme

internal rhyme


prosody rhyme that occurs between words within a verse line
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