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rhyme scheme the rhyming pattern of the end rhymes of a poem, usu. indicated by letters to show which lines rhyme.
rhymester a poet of inferior or light verse.
rhyming slang a form of language play in which one word or phrase is replaced with another that rhymes with the intended one, such as "trouble and strife" for "wife".
rhyolite a fine-grained, volcanic rock that is similar to granite in composition and has a high silica content.
rhythm movement marked by the regular repetition of accent, beat, or the like. [5 definitions]
rhythm-and-blues a kind of popular American music, developed mostly by blacks, that combines blues and jazz, is characterized by a strong beat, and was a precursor of rock-'n'-roll.
rhythmic characterized by a rhythm; cadenced; rhythmical.
rhythmical of or relating to rhythm. [3 definitions]
rhythm method a method of birth control that calls for abstaining from sexual intercourse during that time each month when the woman would most likely conceive.
rhythm section the instruments in a band or orchestra that provide the rhythmic beat, such as drums or a bass guitar.
RI abbreviation of "Rhode Island," a New England state on the Atlantic coast between Connecticut and Massachusetts.
rial1 the chief monetary unit of Iran, equaling one hundred dinars. [2 definitions]
rial2 variant of riyal.
rial omani the chief monetary unit of Oman, equaling one thousand baiza.
rialto a trading center or marketplace.
rib1 one of the series of bones that curve from the spine around the chest of a person or animal. [7 definitions]
rib2 to make good-hearted fun of (someone); tease; kid.
ribald characterized by or using rude, coarse, or vulgar language or humor. [2 definitions]
ribaldry ribald humor or language.
ribband a long, flexible band of wood or metal that holds the ribs of a ship in place while the outside planking or plating is put on.
ribbing1 a series of ribs, as in the structure of a boat or in knitted fabric.