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rhyme

 
pronunciation:
raIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
rhyme
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word that ends with the same or almost the same sound as another word.
"Skip" and "trip" are rhymes for "slip."
definition 2: a similarity or repetition in the sounds at the ends of words, especially as used in poetry.
These lines use rhyme: "What a lovely walk we've taken! Let us dine on Beans and Bacon!"
definition 3: a poem, often short and amusing, that uses words that rhyme at the ends of lines.
Do you know the nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"?
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phrase: rhyme
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rhymes, rhyming, rhymed
definition 1: to match with another word that ends with the same sound.
Did you know that you can't rhyme "orange" with any another word?
definition 2: to compose using rhymes.
I rhymed a poem for an assignment.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be a rhyme for or to be in a relationship of rhyme.
"Cat" rhymes with "hat."The words "weight" and "plate" rhyme.
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derivation: rhymer (n.)
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