What does Rhyme mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhyme, rimenoun

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

  2. verse, rhymeverb

    a piece of poetry

  3. rhyme, rimeverb

    compose rhymes

  4. rhyme, rimeverb

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

    "hat and cat rhyme"


  1. rhymenoun


  2. rhymenoun

    Rhyming verse (poetic form)

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

  3. rhymenoun

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

    Tennyson's rhymes

  4. rhymenoun

    A word that rhymes with another.

  5. rhymenoun

    Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.

    The poem exhibits a peculiar form of rhyme.

  6. rhymenoun

    Rhyming verse (poetic form).

  7. rhymenoun


  8. rhymeverb

    To number; count; reckon.

  9. rhymeverb

    To compose or treat in verse; versify.

  10. rhymeverb

    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. rhymeverb

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

  12. rhymeverb

    To put words together so that they rhyme.

    I rewrote it to make it rhyme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhymenoun

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

  2. Rhymenoun

    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. Rhymenoun

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

  4. Rhymenoun

    a word answering in sound to another word

  5. Rhymenoun

    to make rhymes, or verses

  6. Rhymenoun

    to accord in rhyme or sound

  7. Rhymeverb

    to put into rhyme

  8. Rhymeverb

    to influence by rhyme

  9. Etymology: [OE. ryme, rime, AS. rm number; akin to OHG. rm number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of German origin, and originally the same word.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhyme

    Rime, rīm, n. the recurrence of similar sounds at certain intervals: (orig.) words arranged in numbers or verse: poetry: metre: a short poem.—v.i. to correspond in sound: to harmonise: to chime: to make rhymes or verses.—v.t. to put into rhyme.—adj. Rhyme′less, without rhyme or reason: without sound or sense: neither pleasant to the mind nor to the ear.—ns. Rhyme′-lett′er, the repeated letters in alliteration (q.v.); Rhy′mer, Rhy′mist, Rī′mist, an inferior poet: a minstrel; Rhyme′-roy′al (so called from its use by King James I. of Scotland in the King's Quair), a seven-line stanza borrowed by Chaucer from the French—its formula, a b a b b c c; Rhyme′ster, a poetaster: a would-be poet.—adjs. Rhy′mic, Rī′mic.—Feminine rhyme (see Feminine); Male, or Masculine, rhyme, a rhyme in which the accent and rhyme fall on the final syllable only.—Neither rhyme nor reason, without either sound or sense.—The Rhymer, Thomas the Rhymer, the earliest poet of Scotland (flor. 1286). [Properly rime (the hy being due to the influence of Rhythm)—A.S. rim, number, cog. with Old High Ger. rīm (Ger. reim).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhyme in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhyme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rhyme in a Sentence

  1. Fabrice:

    Pupils had to create a rhyme for today's lesson. When it's his turn, Gilbert goes: "I was in the pond behind the hillocks and I had water up to my knees!" Teacher:"Interesting Gilbert, but that doesn't rhyme!" Gilbert:"I know it doesn't and I'm sorry Mrs Walter, but it's not my fault if there wasn't enough water!"

  2. Samiya Williams:

    I see Samiya Williams in you, i appreciate that Samiya Williams have a name that people must take their time to pronounce. I appreciate the tight coils in Samiya Williams locs that rhyme with mine, in my braids. I am fueled knowing that the journey it took to get to this place has many similarities to the one I am on right now as a 16-year-old.

  3. Ryan Seidemann:

    They float. They tend to go wherever the water goes. We’ve recovered them from yards, from levees, from underneath stairwells, there’s no rhyme or reason, really, to where they come to rest, and then it’s kind of our logistical problem to figure out how to get them out of there.

  4. Gilda Radner:

    I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.

  5. Craig Hodges:

    During the first six weeks of the year you had no rhyme or reason for the way stocks were selling.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. unsealed
    • D. ectomorphic

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