Definitions for Rhymeraɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rhymeraɪm(n.; v.)rhymed, rhym•ing.

  1. (n.)identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse.

    Category: Prosody

  2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and kind.

    Category: Prosody

  3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.

    Category: Prosody

  4. a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.

    Category: Prosody

  5. (v.t.)to treat in rhyme, as a subject; turn into rhyme, as something in prose.

    Category: Prosody

  6. to compose (verse or the like) in metrical form with rhymes.

    Category: Prosody

  7. to use (a word) as a rhyme to another word; use (words) as rhymes.

    Category: Prosody

  8. (v.i.)to make rhyme or verse.

    Category: Prosody

  9. to use rhyme in writing verse.

    Category: Prosody

  10. to form a rhyme, as one word or line with another.

    Category: Prosody

  11. to be composed in metrical form with rhymes, as verse.

    Category: Prosody

Idioms for rhyme:

  1. rhyme or reason,logic, sense, or method (usu. used in the negative):

    These decisions seem to be made without rhyme or reason. There was no rhyme or reason for what they did.

    Category: Prosody, Idiom

Origin of rhyme:

1250–1300; ME rime < OF, der. of rimer to rhyme < Gallo-Romance *rimāre to put in a row < Frankish; cf. OHG rīm series, row; current sp. (from c1600) appar. by assoc. with rhythm


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhyme, rime(noun)

    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)

  2. verse, rhyme(verb)

    a piece of poetry

  3. rhyme, rime(verb)

    compose rhymes

  4. rhyme, rime(verb)

    be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

    "hat and cat rhyme"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rhyme(noun)ɪm

    a word that has the same sound or ends with the same sound as another

    The poet chose "spark" to rhyme with "dark."

  2. rhymeɪm

    the use of rhymes

    She tells the story in rhyme.

  3. rhymeɪm

    a short poem using rhymes

    a children's rhyme

  4. rhyme(verb)ɪm

    to have or end with a similar sound

    "Drain" rhymes with "rain."; Do the two words rhyme?

  5. rhymeɪm

    (of a poem) to have words that make rhymes

    The poem doesn't rhyme.

  6. rhymeɪm

    to put words together to make a rhyme

    Can I rhyme "strong" and "brown"?


  1. rhyme(Noun)


  2. rhyme(Noun)

    Rhyming verse (poetic form)

    Many editors say they don't want stories written in rhyme.

  3. rhyme(Noun)

    A thought expressed in verse; a verse; a poem; a tale told in verse.

    Tennysonu2019s rhymes

  4. rhyme(Noun)

    A word that rhymes with another.

  5. rhyme(Noun)

    Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.

    The poem exhibits a peculiar form of rhyme.

  6. rhyme(Noun)

    Rhyming verse (poetic form).

  7. rhyme(Noun)


  8. rhyme(Verb)

    To number; count; reckon.

  9. rhyme(Verb)

    To compose or treat in verse; versify.

  10. rhyme(Verb)

    Of a word, to be pronounced identically with another from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.

    "Creation" rhymes with "integration" and "station".

  11. rhyme(Verb)

    Of two or more words, to be pronounced identically from the vowel in the stressed syllable of each to the end of each.

  12. rhyme(Verb)

    To put words together so that they rhyme.

    I rewrote it to make it rhyme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhyme(noun)

    an expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language

  2. Rhyme(noun)

    correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any

  3. Rhyme(noun)

    verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes

  4. Rhyme(noun)

    a word answering in sound to another word

  5. Rhyme(noun)

    to make rhymes, or verses

  6. Rhyme(noun)

    to accord in rhyme or sound

  7. Rhyme(verb)

    to put into rhyme

  8. Rhyme(verb)

    to influence by rhyme


  1. Rhyme

    A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems and songs. The word "rhyme" may also be used as a pars pro toto to refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes.

Translations for Rhyme

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a short poem

a book of rhymes for children.

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