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
Words nearby masculine rhyme
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British Dictionary definitions for masculine rhyme
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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