verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
Origin of rhyme
Related Words for rhymerdilettante, writer, author, lyricist, muse, rhymester, bard, versifier, poetess, artist, dramatist, maker, parodist, lyrist, librettist, poetaster, balladist, metrist, rhapsodist, rimer
Examples from the Web for rhymer
Historical Examples of rhymer
Truly Thomas the Rhymer held the hearts of the people in his hand.
Thomas was known as Thomas the Rhymer because of the wonderful songs he sang.
He himself describes them as "Prose Recreations of a Rhymer."
In the old days there was another character in most villages; this was the rhymer.The Toilers of the Field
They had got some distance when they heard Mr Rhymer hailing them to come back.Ned Garth
W. H. G. Kingston
Word Origin for rhyme
"agreement in terminal sounds," 1560s, partially restored spelling, from Middle English ryme, rime (c.1200) "measure, meter, rhythm," later "rhymed verse" (mid-13c.), from Old French rime (fem.), related to Old Provençal rim (masc.), earlier *ritme, from Latin rithmus, from Greek rhythmos "measured motion, time, proportion" (see rhythm).
In Medieval Latin, rithmus was used for accentual, as opposed to quantitative, verse, and accentual verse usually was rhymed, hence the sense shift. Persistence of older form is due to popular association with Old English rim "number," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (see read (v.)). Phrase rhyme or reason "good sense" (chiefly used in the negative) is from late 15c. (see reason (n.)). Rhyme scheme is attested from 1931. Rhyme royal (1841) is a stanza of seven 10-syllable lines rhymed a-b-a-b-b-c-c.
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.