- 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[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[intransitive] (of a poem) to have lines that end with the same sound I prefer poems that rhyme. Word Origin Middle English rime, from Old French, from medieval Latin rithmus, via Latin from Greek rhuthmos (related to rhein
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//