verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences from the Web for rhyme
His class time was spent with worksheets, circling words that rhymed and identifying letters of the alphabet with memory games.
She composed a number of sacred legendae, in leonine or rhymed hexameters.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Dryden, at this time, was favourable to rhymed tragedies, which his practice supported.
I never could make out so much as its Calendar; but the songs about the saints and rhymed hours are very pretty.Letters to the Clergy|John Ruskin
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.