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masculine rhyme


noun Prosody.

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

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Origin of masculine rhyme

First recorded in 1575–85
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British Dictionary definitions for masculine rhyme

masculine rhyme


noun

prosody a rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic wordsbook, cook; collect, direct Compare feminine rhyme
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