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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

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

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

Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.

You want to know how to rhyme, then learn how to add. It's mathematics.
Mos Def

Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words!
Stephen Sondheim
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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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