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
Thomas the Rhymer appears in the last lines with very great distinction, but it is not clear what part he has in the story.
It occurred to Ned that if Rhymer had not landed on the island this would have been more likely.Ned Garth|W. H. G. Kingston
Truly Thomas the Rhymer held the hearts of the people in his hand.Stories from the Ballads|Mary MacGregor
He himself describes them as "Prose Recreations of a Rhymer."
The ruins of an ancient tower are still pointed out as the Rhymer's castle.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume III (of 3)|Walter Scott
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.