What does Rhyme mean?

Definitions for Rhyme

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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"


  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.

    Tennyson's 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

  9. Origin: [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. Ahmed Korayem:

    You can kill the poet but never his rhyme

  2. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.

  3. Mark Twain:

    History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A good poem has rhyming but no ending; it continues to rhyme in our heart.”

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness will be abundant in your life when there is love, beauty, rhythm, and rhyme.

Images & Illustrations of Rhyme

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