double rhyme


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double rhyme

n.
A two-syllable feminine rhyme, as in regal/eagle or ended/blended.

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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Noun1.double rhyme - a two-syllable rhyme; "`ended' and `blended' form a double rhyme"
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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In XXXV ("On the idle hill of summer"), for instance, and in XXXI, Housman employs the double rhyme on the first and third lines of the quatrain and then shifts to emphatic single rhymes on the second and fourth lines.
In grammar school, just passing time, I wrote this hackneyed double rhyme.
Whatever the type, spoonerisms are pleasing to the ear because the ends of the words have the same sound thus retaining a double rhyme.