verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
Origin of rime1
noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
Origin of rhyme
Examples from the Web for rime
Historical Examples of rime
Rime filled the air, and soon their clothing was coated with a film of frost.Left on the Labrador
By the rime on his wings he has gone into the line of frost.The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said
Its authors were poets who were not spoiled by the curse of rime.The Pagan Madonna
The same is true of his wonderful "Rime of the Ancient Mariner."A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The latter word, formerly pronounced to rime with cough, is from Du.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
Word Origin for rime
Word Origin for rhyme
"hoarfrost," Old English hrim, from Proto-Germanic *khrima- (cf. Old Norse hrim, Dutch rijm, German Reif). Old French rime is of Germanic origin. Rare in Middle English, surviving mainly in Scottish and northern English, revived in literary use late 18c.
"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.