rhyme

or rime

[ rahym ]
/ raɪm /

noun

verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.

verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.

Idioms

    rhyme or reason, logic, sense, or plan: There was no rhyme or reason for what they did.

Origin of rhyme

1250–1300; Middle English rime < Old French, derivative of rimer to rhyme < Gallo-Romance *rimāre to put in a row ≪ Old High German rīm series, row; probably not connected with Latin rhythmus rhythm, although current spelling (from c1600) apparently by association with this word
Related forms
Can be confusedrhyme rhythm
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British Dictionary definitions for rhymed

rhyme

archaic rime

/ (raɪm) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsrhymeless or rimeless, adjective

Word Origin for rhyme

C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm
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Culture definitions for rhymed

rhyme


A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.

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