verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
- rhumb line,
- rhumb sailing,
- rhyme or reason, no,
- rhyme royal,
- rhyme scheme,
- rhyming slang
Origin of rhyme
Examples from the Web for rhyme
So too, without the benefit of a rhyme, is "fix it, don't repeal it."
Like, “Yeah this will be crazy to rhyme on alright lets loop it up.”
Bruni told NPR last summer that she changed the name because it was easier to rhyme.
While it may “rhyme” a bit, Syria has its own particular dynamics.Why We Must Intervene in Syria, a Veteran Makes the Case|Mark R. Jacobson|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All you need to do is be able to rhyme “cat” and “hat,” and you can become an MC.CeeLo and Goodie Mob on Their Comeback, Kanye West’s ‘Emotional Problems,’ More|Marlow Stern|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When boy cannot be made to rhyme with employ, Crabbe is very fond of dragging in a hoy.Hours in a Library|Leslie Stephen
“The height is considerable:” pronounce height so as to rhyme with tight; never hate nor heighth.
The effect of my one candle lighting up his curly hair was good and my rhyme was well received.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
A song is still extant in rhyme and loose accentual measure, written upon a victory of Clotaire II.
Then, pondering, take thou home this rhyme— The grave next opened may be thine.Gleanings in Graveyards|Horatio Edward Norfolk
Word Origin for rhyme
"agreement in terminal sounds," 1560s, partially restored spelling, from Middle English ryme, rime (c.1200) "measure, meter, rhythm," later "rhymed verse" (mid-13c.), from Old French rime (fem.), related to Old Provençal rim (masc.), earlier *ritme, from Latin rithmus, from Greek rhythmos "measured motion, time, proportion" (see rhythm).
In Medieval Latin, rithmus was used for accentual, as opposed to quantitative, verse, and accentual verse usually was rhymed, hence the sense shift. Persistence of older form is due to popular association with Old English rim "number," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (see read (v.)). Phrase rhyme or reason "good sense" (chiefly used in the negative) is from late 15c. (see reason (n.)). Rhyme scheme is attested from 1931. Rhyme royal (1841) is a stanza of seven 10-syllable lines rhymed a-b-a-b-b-c-c.
"make verses, make rhymes," c.1300, rimen, from Old French rimer, from rime "verse" (see rhyme (n.)). Attested 1670s (of words) in sense "to have the same end sound." Modern spelling is from 1650s, by influence of rhythm. Related: Rhymed; rhyming. The phrase rhyming slang is attested from 1859.
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.