verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
Words nearby rime
Origin of rime1
OTHER WORDS FROM rimerime·less, adjective
Definition for rimes (2 of 3)
noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
Definition for rimes (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
Origin of rhyme
OTHER WORDS FROM rhyme
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rhymerhyme rhythm
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.
Examples from the Web for rimes
They settled two years later, and Rimes said she just wanted her father to be her father.Selena Gomez, Macaulay Culkin, and More Stars Who Divorce Their Parents|Marina Watts|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A still closer examination of other rimes tends to confirm this.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
(a) In some metrical arrangements of foreign origin the rimes recur at irregular intervals, or there is no rime at all.Modern Spanish Lyrics|Various
The Kentish for pit is pet (still in use), which rimes with let, set.
But it is clear that Chaucer here has entente as usual, and rimes it with the form shent-e, which is the pp.
Here the word must have been upheave, the rimes being leave, cleave, bereave.
British Dictionary definitions for rimes (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rime
British Dictionary definitions for rimes (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for rimes (3 of 3)
Derived forms of rhymerhymeless or rimeless, adjective
Word Origin for rhyme
Cultural definitions for rimes
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.