rhyme

A rhyme is when the ending sounds of two words sound alike — like "mouse" and "house" or "complain" and "sustain." If you have a knack for rhyme, you might have a bright future as a poet.

“True wit is nature to advantage dress'd; / What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd”: lines of rhyme written by English poet Alexander Pope. The way “dress’d” and “express’d” sound, that’s rhyme. Rhyme shares the same Latin root as rhythm, and poetry that rhymes does have a rhythm to it, like in a song. Rhyme is a noun for similar sounds or a poem that uses rhyme, and it’s also a verb, like saying, “What rhymes with orange?”

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

Synonyms:
rime
Types:
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internal rhyme
a rhyme between words in the same line
alliteration, beginning rhyme, head rhyme, initial rhyme
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
assonance, vowel rhyme
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
consonance, consonant rhyme
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
double rhyme
a two-syllable rhyme
eye rhyme
an imperfect rhyme (e.g., `love' and `move')
Type of:
versification
the form or metrical composition of a poem

n a piece of poetry

Synonyms:
verse
Types:
clerihew
a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person
doggerel, doggerel verse, jingle
a comic verse of irregular measure
limerick
a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
Type of:
poem, verse form
a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

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

“hat and cat rhyme
Synonyms:
rime
Types:
assonate
correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance
Type of:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

v compose rhymes

Synonyms:
rime
Types:
tag
supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
alliterate
use alliteration as a form of poetry
Type of:
create verbally
create with or from words

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