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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun rhyme has 2 senses

Verb rhyme has 2 senses


rhymen. [OE. ryme, rime, AS. rīm number; akin to OHG. rīm number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of German origin, and originally the same word.].
  •  An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.  Daniel.  [1913 Webster]
    "A ryme I learned long ago."  [1913 Webster]
    "He knew
    Himself to sing, and build the lofty rime.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Correspondence of sound in the terminating words or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another immediately or at no great distance. The words or syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant, or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same, as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be any.  [1913 Webster]
    "For rhyme with reason may dispense,
    And sound has right to govern sense.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A word answering in sound to another word.  [1913 Webster]
Female rhyme. See under Female. -- Male rhyme. See under Male. -- Rhyme or reason, sound or sense. -- Rhyme royal (Pros.), a stanza of seven decasyllabic verses, of which the first and third, the second, fourth, and fifth, and the sixth and seventh rhyme.
rhymev. i. [OE. rimen, rymen, AS. rīman to count: cf. F. rimer to rhyme. See Rhyme, n.].
  •  To make rhymes, or verses.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "There marched the bard and blockhead, side by side,
    Who rhymed for hire, and patronized for pride.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accord in rhyme or sound.  [1913 Webster]
    "And, if they rhymed and rattled, all was well."  [1913 Webster]
rhymev. t. 
  •  To put into rhyme.  Sir T. Wilson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To influence by rhyme.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hearken to a verser, who may chance
    Rhyme thee to good.
    "  [1913 Webster]


rhyme, n. & v.
1 identity of sound between words or the endings of words, esp. in verse.
2 (in sing. or pl.) verse having rhymes.
3 a the use of rhyme. b a poem having rhymes.
4 a word providing a rhyme.
1 intr. a (of words or lines) produce a rhyme. b (foll. by with) act as a rhyme (with another).
2 intr. make or write rhymes; versify.
3 tr. put or make (a story etc.) into rhyme.
4 tr. (foll. by with) treat (a word) as rhyming with another.

rhyming slang slang that replaces words by rhyming words or phrases, e.g. stairs by apples and pears, often with the rhyming element omitted (as in TITFER). without rhyme or reason lacking discernible sense or logic.
rhymeless adj. rhymer n. rhymist n.
ME rime f. OF rime f. med.L rithmus, rythmus f. L f. Gk rhuthmos RHYTHM



English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, accord, alba, alliterate, alliteration, anacreontic, assonance, assonate, balada, ballad, ballade, beat, blank verse, bucolic, cadence, cadency, canso, cap verses, chanson, check, chime, clerihew, clink, cohere, common sense, comport, conform, consist, consonance, consort, correspond, crambo, dingdong, dirge, dithyramb, double rhyme, dovetail, drone, eclogue, elegy, epic, epigram, epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos, eye rhyme, georgic, ghazel, haiku, harping, humdrum, idyll, intelligence, jingle, jingle-jangle, limerick, logic, lyric, madrigal, meaning, measure, meter, monody, monotone, monotony, musical thought, narrative poem, near rhyme, nursery rhyme, ode, organization, palinode, paronomasia, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela, pastourelle, pitter-patter, poem, poesy, poetry, prothalamium, pun, rationale, rationality, repeated sounds, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, rhyme royal, rhyme scheme, rhyming dictionary, rime, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, rune, satire, scan, sestina, single rhyme, singsong, slant rhyme, sloka, song, sonnet, sonnet sequence, soundness, stale repetition, structure, swing, tail rhyme, tanka, tedium, tenso, tenzone, the supreme fiction, threnody, triolet, trot, troubadour poem, unnecessary repetition, unrhymed poetry, verse, verselet, versicle, versification, villanelle, virelay, wisdom




N poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring, versification, rhyming, making verses, prosody, orthometry, poem, epic, epic poem, epopee, epopoea, ode, epode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondo, madrigal, canzonet, cento, monody, elegy, amoebaeum, ghazal, palinode, dramatic poetry, lyric poetry, opera, posy, anthology, disjecta membra poetae song, ballad, lay, love song, drinking song, war song, sea song, lullaby, music, nursery rhymes, doggerel, Hudibrastic verse, prose run mad, macaronics, macaronic verse, leonine verse, runes, canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain, strophe, antistrophe, verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo, meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm, accentuation, dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest, hexameter, pentameter, Alexandrine, anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, ictus, elegiacs, elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry, poet, poet laureate, laureate, bard, lyrist, scald, skald, troubadour, trouvere, minstrel, minnesinger, meistersinger, improvisatore, versifier, sonneteer, rhymer, rhymist, rhymester, ballad monger, runer, poetaster, genus irritabile vatum, poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, a catalectin, elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic, amoebaeic, Melibean, skaldic, Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, a poem round and perfect as a star, Dichtung und Wahrheit, furor poeticus, his virtues formed the magic of his song, I do but sing because I must, I learnt life from the poets, licentia vatum, mutum est pictura poema, O for a muse of fire!, sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge, the true poem is the poet's mind, Volk der Dichter und Denker, wisdom married to immortal verse.

VB poetize, sing, versify, make verses, rhyme, scan.


N similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance, affinity, approximation, parallelism, agreement, analogy, analogicalness, correspondence, homoiousia, parity, connaturalness, connaturality, brotherhood, family likeness, alliteration, rhyme, pun, repetition, sameness, uniformity, isogamy, analogue, the like, match, pendant, fellow companion, pair, mate, twin, double, counterpart, brother, sister, one's second self, alter ego, chip of the old block, par nobile fratrum, Arcades ambo, birds of a feather, et hoc genus omne, gens de meme famille, parallel, simile, type, image, photograph, close resemblance, striking resemblance, speaking resemblance, faithful likeness, faithful resemblance, similar, resembling, like, alike, twin, analogous, analogical, parallel, of a piece, such as, so, homoiousian, connatural, congener, allied to, akin to, approximate, much the same, near, close, something like, sort of, in the ballpark, such like, a show of, mock, pseudo, simulating, representing, exact, lifelike, faithful, true to nature, true to life, the very image, the very picture of, for all the world like, comme deux gouttes d'eau, as like as two peas in a pod, as like as it can stare, instar omnium, cast in the same mold, ridiculously like, as if, so to speak, as it were, as if it were, quasi, just as, veluti in speculum, et sic de similibus, tel maitre tel valet, tel pere tel fils, like master, like servant, like father, like son, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, a chip off the old block.

VB be similar, look like, resemble, bear resemblance, smack of, savor of, approximate, parallel, match, rhyme with, take after, imitate, favor, span, render similar, assimilate, approximate, bring near, connaturalize, make alike, rhyme, pun.


N concord, accord, harmony, symphony, homologue, agreement, sympathy, empathy, response, union, unison, unity, bonds of harmony, peace, unanimity, league, happy family, rapprochement, reunion, amity, alliance, entente cordiale, good understanding, conciliation, peacemaker, intercessor, mediator, concordant, congenial, agreeing, in accord, harmonious, united, cemented, banded together, allied, friendly, fraternal, conciliatory, at one with, of one mind, at peace, in still water, tranquil, with one voice, in concert with, hand in hand, on one's side, commune periculum concordiam parit, melody concord, melody, rhythm, measure, rhyme, pitch, timbre, intonation, tone, scale, gamut, diapason, diatonic chromatic scale, enharmonic scale, key, clef, chords, modulation, temperament, syncope, syncopation, preparation, suspension, resolution, staff, stave, line, space, brace, bar, rest, appoggiato, appoggiatura, acciaccatura, note, musical note, notes of a scale, sharp, flat, natural, high note, low note, interval, semitone, second, third, fourth, diatessaron, breve, semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver, sustained note, drone, burden, tonic, key note, leading note, fundamental note, supertonic, mediant, dominant, submediant, subdominant, octave, tetrachord, major key, minor key, major scale, minor scale, major mode, minor mode, passage, phrase, concord, harmony, emmeleia, unison, unisonance, chime, homophony, euphony, euphonism, tonality, consonance, consent, part, harmony, harmonics, thorough-bass, fundamental-bass, counterpoint, faburden, piece of music, composer, harmonist, contrapuntist (musician), harmonious, harmonical, in concord, in tune, in concert, unisonant, concentual, symphonizing, isotonic, homophonous, assonant, ariose, consonant, measured, rhythmical, diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic, melodious, musical, melic, tuneful, tunable, sweet, dulcet, canorous, mellow, mellifluous, soft, clear, clear as a bell, silvery, euphonious, euphonic, euphonical, symphonious, enchanting fine-toned, full-toned, silver-toned, harmoniously, in harmony, as one, the hidden soul of harmony.

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