verb (used with object), rimed, rim·ing.
Origin of rime1
Related formsrime·less, adjective
Definition for riming (2 of 3)
noun, verb (used with or without object), rimed, rim·ing.
Definition for riming (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
verb (used without object), rhymed, rhym·ing.
Origin of rhyme
Can be confusedrhyme rhythm
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 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
British Dictionary definitions for riming (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rime
British Dictionary definitions for riming (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for riming (3 of 3)
Derived Formsrhymeless or rimeless, adjective
Word Origin for rhyme
Culture definitions for riming
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.