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
DI taught even 4-year-olds to understand sounds, syllables, and rhyming.
To my surprise, rhyming "Santorum" with "Purim" proved very popular with readers.
If you have to sing you may just slip back into rhyming from my mouth or my throat or rhyming where we naturally speak.
A closer scrutiny revealed that the handwriting was that of his Uncle Benjamin, the rhyming friend and counselor of his childhood.True to His Home|Hezekiah Butterworth
“Your sister has been telling me about that rhyming craze of yours,” the little man said suddenly one day.Big Game|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
His plays, his rhyming plays in particular, are admirable subjects for those who wish to study the morbid anatomy of the drama.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
A stroller he was, of course, but not a minstrel in any other sense than as a keeper of a rhyming diary.Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District|Frederick Sessions
It is a mixture of the national alliterative verse loosely constructed and rhyming couplets.
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.