rhymerhyme2 ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive]AL if two words or lines of poetry rhyme, they end with the same sound, including a vowelrhyme with ‘Hat’ rhymes with ‘cat’. The song has rhyming couplets (=pairs of lines that end in words that rhyme).• Rhyme is not used in the progressive. You say: ‘Fruit’ rhymes with ‘toot’. ✗Don’t say: ‘Fruit’ is rhyming with ‘toot’.• However, the participle rhyming is used as an adjective: Underline the rhyming words.2 [transitive]AL to put two or more words together to make them rhymerhyme something with something You can’t rhyme ‘box’ with ‘backs’.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrhyme• Anne: In cockney rhyming slang what is tomfoolery?• These lines are short and do not rhyme.• Veteran readers of Ireland's Saturday Night can still rhyme off the contributors who used to grace its pages.• Consistently, Owen rhymes the last two words in the fifth and seventh lines of each stanza, which is very effective.rhyming couplets• He corresponds frequently in rhyming couplets.• They were farcically satirical potted biographies in sets of two rhyming couplets.• The first, George Joye, embarrassed him by publishing crude rhyming couplets about Wolsey which were attributed to Tyndale.• But with his incomparable fluency, he woos her gallantly and lavishly in rhyming couplets on behalf of another.rhyme something with something• Crystal sang a hilarious song that rhymed "Corleone" with "Home Alone."