verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
- rima pudendi,
- rima vestibuli,
- rimbaud, arthur,
- rime riche,
- rime suffisante,
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 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.
Word Origin for rime
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.
"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.
"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.