What does Rhyme mean?

Definitions for Rhyme

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Rhyme.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RHYMEnoun

    Etymology: ῥυϑμὸς; rhythme, Fr.

    The youth with songs and rhimes:
    Some dance, some hale the rope. John Denham.

    For rhyme the rudder is of verses,
    With which like ships they steer their courses. Hudibras.

    Such was the news, indeed, but songs and rhymes
    Prevail as much in these hard iron times;
    As would a plump of trembling fowl, that rise
    Against an eagle sousing from the skies. Dryden.

    If Cupid throws a single dart,
    We make him wound the lover’s heart;
    But if he takes his bow and quiver,
    ’Tis sure he must transfix the liver;
    For rhime with reason may dispense,
    And sound has right to govern sense. Matthew Prior.

    All his manly power it did disperse,
    As he were warmed with inchanted rhimes,
    That oftentimes he quak’d. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Who would not sing for Lycidas? he knew
    Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. John Milton.

    Now sportive youth,
    Carol incondite rhythms with suiting notes,
    And quaver inharmonious. Philips.

  2. To Rhymeverb

    He was too warm on picking work to dwell,
    But fagotted his notions as they fell,
    And, if they rhim’d and rattled, all was well. Dryden.

    These fellows of infinite tongue, that can rhime themselves into ladies favours, they do always reason themselves out again. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    There march’d the bard and blockhead, side by side,
    Who rhym’d for hire, and patroniz’d for pride. Dunciad.


  1. Rhyme

    "The Rhyme is the only single released from Keith Murrays second album, Enigma. The original version was again produced by Erick Sermon, with the remix produced by Jay Dee of The Ummah. "The Rhyme" made it to three Billboard charts, peaking at 12 on the Hot Rap Singles. The song contains samples from Run-D. M. C.'s "Sucker M. C.'s" and Maze's "Before I Let Go".


  1. rhyme

    Rhyme is a literary device used in poetry and songwriting where two or more words have similar or identical sounds in their final syllables or stressed syllables. It adds musicality and rhythm to the text and can be used to create patterns and repetition.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RHYME

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rhyme is ranked #145220 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rhyme surname appeared 114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rhyme.

    56.1% or 64 total occurrences were White.
    40.3% or 46 total occurrences were Black.

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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. Trey and Matt Stone Parker:

    A Haiku is just like a normal American poem except that it doesn't rhyme and it's totally stupid.

  2. 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!"

  3. Hassan Ahmad:

    What we're challenging is the haphazard lack of legal procedure. There's no rhyme or reason to it.

  4. Luther:

    Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    We’ll let the world decide, i was asking if there was some rhyme or reason that this type of distrust or discord will be created. And I know you’re not going to answer the question. I’m trying to make a point as to why.

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