What is rhyme?

  • (verb): Be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable.
    Example: "Hat and cat rhyme"
    Synonyms: rime
    See also — Additional definitions below


A rhyme (sometimes spelt rime) is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs. The word "rhyme" may also refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes.

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Some articles on rhyme:

Masculine Rhyme
... A masculine rhyme is a rhyme that matches only one syllable, usually at the end of respective lines ...
Function of Rhyme
... Rhyme partly seems to be enjoyed simply as a repeating pattern that is pleasant to hear ... The regular use of tail rhyme helps to mark off the ends of lines, thus clarifying the metrical structure for the listener ... Geoffrey Miller hypothesizes that rhyme is a form of sexually selected handicap imposed on communication making poetry harder and more reliable as a signal of verbal ...
Simon Dark - Nursery Rhyme
... around the area that Simon Dark lives frequently sing an urban nursery rhyme about the character ... The rhyme, or as much of it as has been revealed thus far, is as follows ...
List Of Balamory Episodes (season 3) - The Rhyme Machine
... Archie invents a fantastic rhyme machine ... Josie is very excited about testing Archie's new rhyme machine, but the duo need help putting the finishing touches to the invention ...
Astakam - Form
... end lines rhyme as a-a-a-a ... All these stanzas abide a strict rhyme scheme ... The proper rhyme scheme for an astakam is a-a-a-a/b-b-b-b…. ...

More definitions of "rhyme":

  • (noun): A piece of poetry.
    Synonyms: verse
  • (verb): Compose rhymes.
    Synonyms: rime
  • (noun): Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds).
    Synonyms: rime

Famous quotes containing the word rhyme:

    Marry, I cannot show it in rhyme, I have tried; I can find no rhyme to “lady” but “baby”Man innocent rhyme; for “scorn,” “horn”Ma hard rhyme; for “school,” “fool”Ma babbling rhyme; very ominous endings. No, I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo in festival terms.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I could not get a rhyme for roman
    And was obliged to call him woman.
    Marjory Fleming (1803–1811)

    Loving and perishing: it’s been a rhyme all these eternities. The will to love: that is, also being willing to die.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)