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rhyme

also rime  (rīm)
n.
1. Correspondence of terminal sounds of words or of lines of verse.
2.
a. A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines.
b. Poetry or verse of this kind.
3. A word that corresponds with another in terminal sound, as behold and cold.
v. rhymed, rhym·ing, rhymes also rimed or rim·ing or rimes
v.intr.
1. To form a rhyme.
2. To compose rhymes or verse.
3. To make use of rhymes in composing verse.
v.tr.
1. To put into rhyme or compose with rhymes.
2. To use (a word or words) as a rhyme.

[Alteration (influenced by rhythm) of Middle English rime, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

rhyme

(raɪm) or archaic

rime

n
1. (Poetry) identity of the terminal sounds in lines of verse or in words
2. (Poetry) a word that is identical to another in its terminal sound: "while" is a rhyme for "mile".
3. (Poetry) a verse or piece of poetry having corresponding sounds at the ends of the lines: the boy made up a rhyme about his teacher.
4. (Poetry) any verse or piece of poetry
5. rhyme or reason sense, logic, or meaning: this proposal has no rhyme or reason.
vb
6. (Poetry) to use (a word) or (of a word) to be used so as to form a rhyme; be or make identical in sound
7. (Poetry) to render (a subject) into rhyme
8. (Poetry) to compose (verse) in a metrical structure
[C12: from Old French rime, from rimer to rhyme, from Old High German rīm a number; spelling influenced by rhythm]
ˈrhymeless, ˈrimeless adj

rhyme

(raɪm)

n., v. rhymed, rhym•ing. n.
1. identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse.
2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and kind.
3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.
4. a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.
v.t.
5. to treat in rhyme, as a subject; turn into rhyme, as something in prose.
6. to compose (verse or the like) in metrical form with rhymes.
7. to use (a word) as a rhyme to another word; use (words) as rhymes.
v.i.
8. to make rhyme or verse.
9. to use rhyme in writing verse.
10. to form a rhyme, as one word or line with another.
11. to be composed in metrical form with rhymes, as verse.
Idioms:
rhyme or reason, logic, sense, or method (usu. used in the negative): These decisions seem to be made without rhyme or reason. There was no rhyme or reason for what they did.
[1250–1300; Middle English rime < Old French, derivative of rimer to rhyme < Gallo-Romance *rimāre to put in a row < Frankish; compare Old High German rīm series, row; current sp. (from c1600) appar. by association with rhythm]
rhym′er, n.

rhyme

  • assonance - The condition of the words of a phrase or verse having the same sound or termination without rhyming.
  • blank verse - A verse without rhyme.
  • rhyme - From Latin rhythmus, "rhythm," from Greek rhein, "to flow."
  • rhyme or reason - A phrase derived from French ni rime ni raison.

rhyme


Past participle: rhymed
Gerund: rhyming

Imperative
rhyme
rhyme
Present
I rhyme
you rhyme
he/she/it rhymes
we rhyme
you rhyme
they rhyme
Preterite
I rhymed
you rhymed
he/she/it rhymed
we rhymed
you rhymed
they rhymed
Present Continuous
I am rhyming
you are rhyming
he/she/it is rhyming
we are rhyming
you are rhyming
they are rhyming
Present Perfect
I have rhymed
you have rhymed
he/she/it has rhymed
we have rhymed
you have rhymed
they have rhymed
Past Continuous
I was rhyming
you were rhyming
he/she/it was rhyming
we were rhyming
you were rhyming
they were rhyming
Past Perfect
I had rhymed
you had rhymed
he/she/it had rhymed
we had rhymed
you had rhymed
they had rhymed
Future
I will rhyme
you will rhyme
he/she/it will rhyme
we will rhyme
you will rhyme
they will rhyme
Future Perfect
I will have rhymed
you will have rhymed
he/she/it will have rhymed
we will have rhymed
you will have rhymed
they will have rhymed
Future Continuous
I will be rhyming
you will be rhyming
he/she/it will be rhyming
we will be rhyming
you will be rhyming
they will be rhyming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rhyming
you have been rhyming
he/she/it has been rhyming
we have been rhyming
you have been rhyming
they have been rhyming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rhyming
you will have been rhyming
he/she/it will have been rhyming
we will have been rhyming
you will have been rhyming
they will have been rhyming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rhyming
you had been rhyming
he/she/it had been rhyming
we had been rhyming
you had been rhyming
they had been rhyming
Conditional
I would rhyme
you would rhyme
he/she/it would rhyme
we would rhyme
you would rhyme
they would rhyme
Past Conditional
I would have rhymed
you would have rhymed
he/she/it would have rhymed
we would have rhymed
you would have rhymed
they would have rhymed

rhyme

Similarity in the sound of endings of different words, especially vowels of the last stressed syllables (and any which follow them). Masculine rhymes stress the last syllable, feminine do not; imperfect rhymes have vowels which do not quite match; identical use the same word, often with different meaning; eye rhymes look but do not sound the same (though in old poems this may be due to a change in pronunciation); internal rhymes are when a word within a line rhymes with its last word.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhyme - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)rhyme - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
versification - the form or metrical composition of a poem
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; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"
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; "`ended' and `blended' form a double rhyme"
eye rhyme - an imperfect rhyme (e.g., `love' and `move')
2.rhyme - a piece of poetryrhyme - a piece of poetry      
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
clerihew - a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person; "`The president is George W. Bush, Who is happy to sit on his tush, While sending his armies to fight, For anything he thinks is right' is a clerihew"
doggerel, doggerel verse, jingle - a comic verse of irregular measure; "he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind"
limerick - a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
Verb1.rhyme - compose rhymes
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
create verbally - create with or from words
tag - supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
alliterate - use alliteration as a form of poetry
2.rhyme - be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
assonate - correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance; "The accented vowels assonated in this poem"

rhyme

noun
1. poem, song, verse, ode, ditty, piece of poetry, metrical composition He has taught her a little rhyme.
rhyme or reason (usually in negative construction) sense, meaning, plan, planning, system, method, pattern, logic He picked people without rhyme or reason.

rhyme

noun
A poetic work or poetic works:
Translations
قافيةقافِيَهقصيده قَصيرَهيَتَوافَق بالقافِيَه، يَتَقَفّى
říkankarýmrýmovačkarýmované veršerýmovat
rimrimevers
rímrímel
rímarímaîur kveîskapurvísa
eilėraštukasrimasrimuotas žodisrimuotisrimuotos eilės
atskaņabūt atskaņaidzejolis ar atskaņāmdzejolītispantiņš
riekankarým
rimarimati sepesmica
kafiyeuyakkafiyeli olmakkafiyeli şiir/nesirkısa şiir

rhyme

[raɪm]
A. N
1. (= identical sound) → rima f
without rhyme or reasonsin ton ni son
2. (= poem) → poesía f, versos mpl
in rhymeen verso
B. VIrimar
to rhyme with sthrimar con algo
C. VTrimar
D. CPD rhyme scheme Nesquema m de la rima, combinación f de rimas

rhyme

[ˈraɪm]
n
(= same sound) → rime f
Rhyme can be used as a memory aid → On peut se servir de la rime comme d'un moyen mnémotechnique.
a rhyme for sth → un mot qui rime avec qch
(= verse) in rhyme → en vers
(= poem) → poésie f
a children's rhyme → une poésie d'enfant
without rhyme or reason → sans rime ni raison
virimer
to rhyme with sth → rimer avec qch
vt [+ word] → faire rimer
to rhyme sth with sth → faire rimer qch avec qchrhyming slang n argot dans lequel on remplace un mot donné par un autre mot ou une expression qui rime avec lui

rhyme

n
(= rhyming word)Reim m; rhyme schemeReimschema nt; without rhyme or reasonohne Sinn und Verstand; there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, that has no rhyme or reasondas hat weder Sinn noch Verstand
(= poem)Gedicht nt; in rhymein Reimen or Versen; to put into rhymein Reime or Verse bringen
vtreimen
vi
(words)sich reimen
(pej, = write verse) → reimen, Verse schmieden

rhyme

[raɪm]
1. nrima; (verse) → poesia
without rhyme or reason → senza capocoda
2. vi to rhyme (with)fare rima (con)

rhyme

(raim) noun
1. a short poem. a book of rhymes for children.
2. a word which is like another in its final sound(s). `Beef' and `leaf' are rhymes.
3. verse or poetry using such words at the ends of the lines. To amuse his colleagues he wrote his report in rhyme.
verb
(of words) to be rhymes. `Beef' rhymes with `leaf'; `Beef' and `leaf' rhyme.
References in classic literature ?
He delighted in the swell and subsidence of the rhythm, and the happily recurring rhyme.
So that by no possibility could Coleridge's wild Rhyme have had aught to do with those mystical impressions which were mine, when I saw that bird upon our deck.
Besides, if you regard him very closely, and time him with your watch, you will find that when unmolested, there is an undeviating rhyme between the periods of his jets and the ordinary periods of respiration.
The singer appeared to make up the song to his own pleasure, generally hitting on rhyme, without much attempt at reason; and the party took up the chorus, at intervals,
He said she would slap down a line, and if she couldn't find anything to rhyme with it would just scratch it out and slap down another one, and go ahead.
You almost never make a mistake in rhyme or metre, and this shows you have a natural sense of what is right; a `sense of form,' poets would call it.
On such an occasion the author chanced to call to memory a rhyme recording three names of the manors forfeited by the ancestor of the celebrated Hampden, for striking the Black Prince a blow with his racket, when they quarrelled at tennis;
There is nothing to be learned from that rhyme," said Sancho, "unless by that clue there's in it, one may draw out the ball of the whole matter.
Only the even lines rhyme, except in the four-line or stop-short poem, when the first line often rhymes with the second and fourth, curiously recalling the Rubaiyat form of the Persian poets.
All my fastidiousness would suddenly, for no rhyme or reason, vanish.
Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
It was this maddening course of being shouted at, checked without rhyme or reason, arbitrarily chased out of my cabin, suddenly called into it, sent flying out of his pantry on incomprehensible errands, that accounted for the growing wretchedness of his expression.