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 journal to fairy-land, as narrated in the fifteenth-century romance, survives in the well-known ballad of Thomas the Rhymer.The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'|Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
The ardent house-warming prepared for the passengers at the Inn Yard on Fire barely justifies the rapture of the rhymer.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume|Joseph Grego
Mrs Rhymer was a friend of the old lady's of some thirty years' standing.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
The fact that the poet is a rhymer and connected with the Duke's house rules out most other possibilities.
This 'fantastic pandemonium,' as it is called by a Sevillian rhymer, lasts for about eight to ten days.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
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.