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Rime vs. Rhyme

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Rimenoun

(meteorology) Ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface.

Rhymenoun

Rhyming verse (poetic form)

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

Rimenoun

(meteorology) A coating or sheet of ice so formed.

Rhymenoun

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

‘Tennyson’s rhymes’;

Rimenoun

A film or slimy coating.

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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Rimenoun

Number.

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".’;

Rimenoun

Rhyme.

‘Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in the 18th century.’;

Rhymenoun

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

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

Rimenoun

(linguistics) The second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset.

Rhymenoun

(linguistics) rime

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Rimenoun

A step of a ladder; a rung.

Rhymenoun

(obsolete) Number.

Rimenoun

A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

Rhymeverb

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

Rimeverb

To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

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".’;

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Rimeverb

obsolete form of rhyme

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.’;

Rimenoun

A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

Rhymeverb

To number; count; reckon.

Rimenoun

White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.

‘The trees were now covered with rime.’;

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.’;

Rimenoun

A step or round of a ladder; a rung.

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.’;

Rimenoun

Rhyme. See Rhyme.

Rhymenoun

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

Rimeverb

To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

Rhymenoun

A word answering in sound to another word.

Rimeverb

To rhyme. See Rhyme.

Rhymeverb

To make rhymes, or verses.

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

Rimenoun

ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Rhymeverb

To accord in rhyme or sound.

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

Rimenoun

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

Rhymeverb

To put into rhyme.

Rimeverb

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

‘hat and cat rhyme’;

Rhymeverb

To influence by rhyme.

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

Rimeverb

compose rhymes

Rhymenoun

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

Rimenoun

frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapour in cloud or fog.

Rhymenoun

a piece of poetry

Rimenoun

hoar frost

‘the rime was thick and crisp on the grass’;

Rhymeverb

compose rhymes

Rimenoun

archaic spelling of rhyme

Rhymeverb

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

‘hat and cat rhyme’;

Rimeverb

cover (an object) with hoar frost

‘he does not brush away the frost that rimes his beard’;

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’;

Rimeverb

archaic spelling of rhyme

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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