triple rhyme

Related to triple rhyme: End rhymes

triple rhyme

n.
A rhyme involving three syllables, as in vanity/humanity.

fem′inine rhyme′



n.
a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed (double rhyme), as in motion, notion, or of three syllables of which the second and third are unstressed (triple rhyme), as in fortunate, importunate.
[1865–70]
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Or the triple rhyme of "footfalls," "caterwauls," and "wall"?
Rhyme is classified according to the number of syllables contained in the rhyme as follows: masculine rhyme, in which the final syllables are accented and after differing initial consonants the sounds are identical (lark, stark; support, resort); feminine rhyme, in which accented, rhyming syllables are followed by identical, unaccented syllables (revival, arrival; flutter, butter); and triple rhyme, a kind of feminine rhyme in which accented, rhyming syllables are followed by two identical syllables (machinery, scenery; tenderly, slenderly).
There is a small bitter jolt when he rhymes panni ("clothes") with danni ("injuries"), just as in the two triple rhymes of the sestet Petrarch rings the changes on the whole anguished history of his love by rhyming on Amore ("love"), ore ("hours") and dolore ("sorrow"), interlaced with martiri ("torments"), desiri ("desires") and sospiri ("sighs").
The term feminine rhyme is also sometimes applied to triple rhymes, or rhymes involving three syllables (such as exciting and inviting).