masculine rhyme

  1. a rhyme of but a single stressed syllable, as in disdain, complain.

Origin of masculine rhyme

First recorded in 1575–85

Words Nearby masculine rhyme Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use masculine rhyme in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for masculine rhyme

masculine rhyme

  1. prosody a rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic words: book, cook; collect, direct Compare feminine rhyme

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