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.

Nearby words

  1. internal relation,
  2. internal resistance,
  3. internal respiration,
  4. internal revenue,
  5. internal revenue service,
  6. internal secretion,
  7. internal spermatic artery,
  8. internal sphincter muscle of anus,
  9. internal stress,
  10. internal thoracic vein

Origin of internal rhyme

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for internal rhyme

internal rhyme

noun

prosody rhyme that occurs between words within a verse line
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