verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
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Origin of rime1
OTHER WORDS FROM rimerime·less, adjective
Words nearby rime
Definition for rime (2 of 3)
noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
Definition for rime (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
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 rime
The stanza itself is identical with our rime royal, if we count the couplet in the place of the seventh line.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
Finally, the verse used in the tail-rhyme staves (rime coue) must be mentioned.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
The translation reproduces the stanza and rime form of the original.
The "rime royal" stanza is one of Chaucer's contributions to English verse, and about 14,000 lines of his poetry are in this form.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
The short lines are built more with a view to rime than to sense.
British Dictionary definitions for rime (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rime
British Dictionary definitions for rime (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rime (3 of 3)
Derived forms of rhymerhymeless or rimeless, adjective
Word Origin for rhyme
Cultural definitions for rime
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.