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triple rhyme

n.
A rhyme involving three syllables, as in vanity/humanity.
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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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Simple Rhymes: V(C)/ V(C) ryng / thyng Rich Rhymes: CVC / CVC prisonn / raunsoun Double Rhymes: VCVC / VCVC oother / brother Double Rich Rhymes: CVCVC / CVCVC omnipotent/impotent Triple Rhymes: VCVCVC / VCVCVC pronunciation / denunciation
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").
Rhyme's capacity to cross language barriers is demonstrated by triple rhymes: for example, 'in tabulis | la vile de Paris | so wel me is.' (17) Early Middle English poems, such as the Brut (late twelfth century), represent a transition from the old alliterative to the new syllabic, rhymed verse, and combine alliteration with internal and end-rhyme.
The longer lines all have triple rhymes; in some of them there is an even more marked degree of repetition.
The term feminine rhyme is also sometimes applied to triple rhymes, or rhymes involving three syllables (such as exciting and inviting).