Idioms about rhyme
Origin of rhyme
historical usage of rhyme
The source of the French rime is from an unrecorded Gallo-Romance verb rimāre “to set in a row,” a derivative of the Germanic noun rīm “number, series,” and possibly developing the senses “series of rhymed syllables” and “rhymed verse.”
The English spelling rhyme dates from around 1600 and shows the influence of the unrelated Latin rhetorical term rhythmus “a patterned sequence of sounds; measured flow of words or phrases in prose,” a borrowing from Greek rhythmós, which has the same meanings.
OTHER WORDS FROM rhyme
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rhymerhyme , rhythm
How to use rhyme in a sentence
His class time was spent with worksheets, circling words that rhymed and identifying letters of the alphabet with memory games.
These poems, of a savour so exquisitely strange, cost him no more than any badly rhymed commonplace.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
No one can tell whence the rhymed jeux d'esprit come; they seem to spring spontaneously from the heart and lips of the people.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Rhymed monologues, long narratives, and especially dramatic poems are frequent.The Complete Club Book for Women|Caroline French Benton
In the meanwhile, the old rhymed moral treatises continued in force and gave rise to compositions of a more regular structure.
The word does not rhyme to god, being pronounced something like Broat, but it looks as if it rhymed.Three in Norway|James Arthur Lees
British Dictionary definitions for rhyme
Derived forms of rhymerhymeless or rimeless, adjective
Word Origin for rhyme
Cultural definitions for rhyme
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.