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"?
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").
Italian is relatively rich in rhyme, while English--despite having a far greater number of words--is relatively poor in rhyme: thus, the triple rhymes of the original can put tremendous strain on an English translation.