- a short, simple poem or song for very young children, as Hickory Dickory Dock.
Origin of nursery rhyme
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for nursery rhyme
It is like the nursery-rhyme of the dog that was eventually 'purwailed on' to get over the stile.Sharps and Flats
John Nevil Maskelyne
We cannot but think, however, that in this delineation of two nursery-rhyme kings the artist has put a bit of himself.
“We are going to have a little paper with nursery-rhyme pictures all over it,” explained Juliet.The Indifference of Juliet
Grace S. Richmond
Who before suspected that the nursery-rhyme was written by Jack Horner himself?Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales
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- a short traditional verse or song for children, such as Little Jack Horner
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