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Definition of Rhyme


  1. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.
  2. 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.
  3. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.
  4. A word answering in sound to another word.
  5. To make rhymes, or verses.
  6. To accord in rhyme or sound.
  7. To put into rhyme.
  8. To influence by rhyme.

Rhyme Quotations

When the vastness of God meets the restriction of our own humanity, words can't hold it. The best we can do is find the moments that rhyme with this expansive heart of God.
Greg Boyle

All of us suffer some injuries from experiences that seem to have no rhyme or reason. We cannot understand or explain them. We may never know why some things happen in this life. The reason for some of our suffering is known only to the Lord.
James E. Faust

I love rhymes; I love to write a poem about New York and rhyme 'oysters' with 'The Cloisters.' And 'The lady from Knoxville who bought her brassieres by the boxful.' I just feel a sort of small triumph.
Garrison Keillor

Rhyme patterns are nothing without meanings to the words. A lot of rappers can do those flows, but the raps aren't really about anything - which is cool sometimes, but to have the flow and the message is one of my favorite things.
J. Cole

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Gilda Radner
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Rhyme Translations

rhyme in Dutch is rijmen, berijmen
rhyme in Finnish is riimi
rhyme in French is rime
rhyme in German is Reim, Reim, Reims
rhyme in Latin is poema poematis
rhyme in Portuguese is rima
rhyme in Spanish is rima
rhyme in Swedish is rim, rimma
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