What does rhyme mean?

Definitions for rhyme

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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. Craig Hodges:

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

  2. Ahmed Korayem:

    You can kill the poet but never his rhyme

  3. Anuj Somany:

    On the wedding day, the bride is always on cloud nine because she knows that from this day onward the groom will be dancing only to the tune of her blown musical rhyme.

  4. Bill Gross:

    It has been a nursery rhyme experience for sure, but more than likely without a fairy tale ending.

  5. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.

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