- The noun derives from Middle English ryme, rime (“number, rhyme, verse”), from Old English rīm (“number, counting, reckoning, calendar, numeral, sum, aggregate, value, enumeration, series”), from Proto-Germanic *rīmą (“calculation, number”), from Proto-Indo-European *(a)rēy- (“to regulate, count”). Cognate with Old Frisian rīm (“number, amount, tale”), Old High German rīm (“series, row, number”), Old Norse rím (“calculation, calendar”), Middle Low German rīm (“rhyme”), Dutch rijm (“rhyme”), German Reim (“rhyme”), Swedish rim (“rhyme”), Icelandic rím (“rhyme”), Old Irish rīm (“number”), Welsh rhif (“number”), Ancient Greek ἀριθμός (arithmós, “number”). Meaning influenced in Middle English by Old French rime (“rhyme”), from the same Germanic source.
- The verb derives from Middle English rymen, rimen, from Old English rīman (“to count, count off, list, number, reckon, enumerate, recount, describe in succession, tell, calculate, compute, count up, account, esteem as”), from Proto-Germanic *rīmaną (“to count”), from Proto-Indo-European *(a)rēy- (“to regulate, count”). Cognate with Old High German rīman (“to number, count, count up”), Dutch rijmen (“to rhyme”).
- (obsolete) Number.
- (countable, uncountable) Rhyming verse (poetic form)
- Many editors say they don't want stories written in rhyme.
- A thought expressed in verse; a verse; a poem; a tale told in verse.
- Tennyson’s rhymes
- (countable) A word that rhymes with another.
- Norse poetry is littered with rhymes like "sól ... sunnan".
- Rap makes use of rhymes such as "money ... honey" and "nope ... dope".
- (countable, in particular) A word that rhymes with another, in that it is pronounced identically with the other word from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
- "Awake" is a rhyme for "lake".
- (uncountable) Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.
- The poem exhibits a peculiar form of rhyme.
- (countable, uncountable) Rhyming verse (poetic form).
- (linguistics) rime
- stave-rhyme, end rhyme
- internal rhyme, cross rhyme
- half rhyme, near rhyme:
- full rhyme, perfect rhyme, exact rhyme, true rhyme
Terms derived from rhyme (noun)
word that rhymes with another
rhyming; sameness of sound of some parts of words, as ‘the poem exhibits rhyme’
rime — see rime
- (transitive, obsolete) To number; count; reckon.
- (transitive) To compose or treat in verse; versify.
- (transitive, followed by with) Of a word, to be pronounced identically with another from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
- "Creation" rhymes with "integration" and "station".
- (reciprocal) Of two or more words, to be pronounced identically from the vowel in the stressed syllable of each to the end of each.
- "Mug" and "rug" rhyme.
- "India" and "windier" rhyme with each other in non-rhotic accents.
- (transitive) To put words together so that they rhyme.
- I rewrote it to make it rhyme.
transitive, to rhyme with
put words together
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