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Definition of Rhyme

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

I had no idea there was ever going to be rap music. Those rhymes were something you would do on the street. There was an album, if you research it, called 'Hustler's Convention,' and it was like, old cats saying rhymes. You had The Last Poets. Then you had Gil Scott-Heron. Iceberg Slim even did an album called 'Reflection' where he spoke in rhyme.
Ice T

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

My favorite rhymes are sort of half-rhymes where you might just get the vowel sound the same, but it's not really a true rhyme. That gives you far more flexibility to capture the feeling you're trying to express. But sometimes it's best not to have any rhyme.
Conor Oberst

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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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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