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Definition of rhyme verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rhyme

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//raɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rhyme
    BrE BrE//raɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪm//
     
    he / she / it rhymes
    BrE BrE//raɪmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪmz//
     
    past simple rhymed
    BrE BrE//raɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪmd//
     
    past participle rhymed
    BrE BrE//raɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪmd//
     
    -ing form rhyming
    BrE BrE//ˈraɪmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] rhyme (with something) if two words, syllables, etc. rhyme, or if one rhymes with the other, they have or end with the same sound ‘Though’ rhymes with ‘low’. ‘Tough’ and ‘through’ don't rhyme. rhyming couplets ‘Quark’ is usually pronounced to rhyme with ‘lark’.
  2. 2[transitive] rhyme something (with something) to put words that sound the same together, for example when you are writing poetry You can rhyme ‘girl’ with ‘curl’.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of a poem) to have lines that end with the same sound I prefer poems that rhyme.
  4. Word Origin Middle English rime, from Old French, from medieval Latin rithmus, via Latin from Greek rhuthmos (related to rhein ‘to flow’). The current spelling was introduced in the early 17th cent. under the influence of rhythm.
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