verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
- rhumb line,
- rhumb sailing,
- rhyme or reason, no,
- rhyme royal,
- rhyme scheme,
- rhyming slang
Origin of rhyme
Examples from the Web for rhymer
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
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.
"make verses, make rhymes," c.1300, rimen, from Old French rimer, from rime "verse" (see rhyme (n.)). Attested 1670s (of words) in sense "to have the same end sound." Modern spelling is from 1650s, by influence of rhythm. Related: Rhymed; rhyming. The phrase rhyming slang is attested from 1859.
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.