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 riming
Obviously lines of this kind would easily break up into riming half-lines.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
Weber, l. 1887, we find seint Ja-m, riming with fr me (from me).Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Others there are that have no composition at all; but a kind of tuning and riming fall in what they write.
One point about this poem is its very peculiar metre; the 5-line stanza, riming a a b b a, is certainly rare.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
It contains a large proportion of riming lines, which is usually a sign in Shakspere of early work.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
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.