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RHYME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rhyme mean? 

RHYME (noun)
  The noun RHYME has 2 senses:

1. correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
2. a piece of poetry

  Familiarity information: RHYME used as a noun is rare.


RHYME (verb)
  The verb RHYME has 2 senses:

1. compose rhymes
2. be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

  Familiarity information: RHYME used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RHYME (noun)


Sense 1rhyme [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rhyme; rime

Hypernyms ("rhyme" is a kind of...):

versification (the form or metrical composition of a poem)

Domain member category:

assonant (having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rhyme"):

eye rhyme (an imperfect rhyme (e.g., 'love' and 'move'))

double rhyme (a two-syllable rhyme)

consonance; consonant rhyme (the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words)

assonance; vowel rhyme (the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words)

alliteration; beginning rhyme; head rhyme; initial rhyme (use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse)

internal rhyme (a rhyme between words in the same line)

Holonyms ("rhyme" is a part of...):

poem; verse form (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)


Sense 2rhyme [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of poetry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rhyme; verse

Hypernyms ("rhyme" is a kind of...):

poem; verse form (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rhyme"):

clerihew (a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person)

doggerel; doggerel verse; jingle (a comic verse of irregular measure)

limerick (a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba)


RHYME (verb)


Sense 1rhyme [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compose rhymes

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

rhyme; rime

Hypernyms (to "rhyme" is one way to...):

create verbally (create with or from words)

Domain category:

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rhyme"):

tag (supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes)

alliterate (use alliteration as a form of poetry)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2rhyme [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

rime; rhyme

Context example:

hat and cat rhyme

Hypernyms (to "rhyme" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rhyme"):

assonate (correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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