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rhyme



Pronunciation: (rīm), [key]
n., v., rhymed, rhym•ing.


n.
1. identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse.
2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind.
3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.
4. a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.
5. verse (def. 4).
6. rhyme or reason, logic, sense, or plan: There was no rhyme or reason for what they did.

v.t.
1. to treat in rhyme, as a subject; turn into rhyme, as something in prose.
2. to compose (verse or the like) in metrical form with rhymes.
3. to use (a word) as a rhyme to another word; use (words) as rhymes.

v.i.
1. to make rhyme or verse; versify.
2. to use rhyme in writing verse.
3. to form a rhyme, as one word or line with another: a word that rhymes with orange.
4. to be composed in metrical form with rhymes, as verse: poetry that rhymes. Also,rime.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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