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Crambo vs. Rhyme

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Crambonoun

(uncountable) A guessing game in which players guess words that rhyme with a clue word, seeking a word that is kept secret or concealed.

Rhymenoun

Rhyming verse (poetic form)

‘Many editors say they don't want stories written in rhyme.’;

Crambonoun

(countable) A word rhyming with another word.

Rhymenoun

A thought expressed in verse; a verse; a poem; a tale told in verse.

‘Tennyson’s rhymes’;

Crambonoun

A game in which one person gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme.

‘I saw in one corner . . . a cluster of men and women, diverting themselves with a game at crambo. I heard several double rhymes . . . which raised a great deal of mirth.’;

Rhymenoun

(countable) A word that rhymes with another.

‘Norse poetry is littered with rhymes like "sól ... sunnan".’; ‘Rap makes use of rhymes such as "money ... honey" and "nope ... dope".’;

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Crambonoun

A word rhyming with another word.

‘His similes in order setAnd every crambo he could get.’;

Rhymenoun

A word that rhymes with another, in that it is pronounced identically with the other word from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.

‘"Awake" is a rhyme for "lake".’;

Crambo

Crambo is a rhyming game which, according to Joseph Strutt, was played as early as the 14th century under the name of the ABC of Aristotle. It is also known as capping the rhyme.

Rhymenoun

(uncountable) Rhyming: sameness of sound of part of some words.

‘The poem exhibits a peculiar form of rhyme.’;

Rhymenoun

(linguistics) rime

Rhymenoun

(obsolete) Number.

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Rhymeverb

(ambitransitive) To compose or treat in verse; versify.

Rhymeverb

Of a word, to be pronounced identically with another from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.

‘"Creation" rhymes with "integration" and "station".’;

Rhymeverb

(reciprocal) Of two or more words, to be pronounced identically from the vowel in the stressed syllable of each to the end of each.

‘"Mug" and "rug" rhyme.’; ‘"India" and "windier" rhyme with each other in non-rhotic accents.’; ‘I rewrote the story to make it rhyme.’;

Rhymeverb

To number; count; reckon.

Rhymenoun

An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of language.

‘A ryme I learned long ago.’; ‘He knewHimself to sing, and build the lofty rime.’;

Rhymenoun

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.

‘For rhyme with reason may dispense,And sound has right to govern sense.’;

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Rhymenoun

Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.

Rhymenoun

A word answering in sound to another word.

Rhymeverb

To make rhymes, or verses.

‘There marched the bard and blockhead, side by side,Who rhymed for hire, and patronized for pride.’;

Rhymeverb

To accord in rhyme or sound.

‘And, if they rhymed and rattled, all was well.’;

Rhymeverb

To put into rhyme.

Rhymeverb

To influence by rhyme.

‘Hearken to a verser, who may chanceRhyme thee to good.’;

Rhymenoun

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

Rhymenoun

a piece of poetry

Rhymeverb

compose rhymes

Rhymeverb

be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable;

‘hat and cat rhyme’;

Rhymenoun

correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry

‘poetic features such as rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration’;

Rhymenoun

a short poem in which the sound of the word or syllable at the end of each line corresponds with that at the end of another

‘Harriet sang Ben little rhymes’;

Rhymenoun

rhyming poetry or verse

‘the clues were written in rhyme’;

Rhymenoun

a word that has the same sound as another

‘‘gravel’ can be interpreted as an absurd rhyme for ‘travel’’;

Rhymeverb

(of a word, syllable, or line) have or end with a sound that corresponds to another

‘balloon rhymes with moon’;

Rhymeverb

(of a poem or song) be composed in rhyme

‘the poem would have been better if it rhymed’;

Rhymeverb

put a word together with (another word that has a corresponding sound), as when writing poetry

‘I'm not sure about rhyming perestroika with balalaika’;

Rhymeverb

compose verse or poetry

‘Musa rhymed and sang’;

Rhyme

A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds (usually, exactly the same sound) in the final stressed syllables and any following syllables of two or more words. Most often, this kind of perfect rhyming is consciously used for artistic effect in the final position of lines within poems or songs.

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