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rhymerhyme1 /raɪm/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable]ALSSC a short poem or song, especially for children, using words that rhyme a collection of traditional rhymes with illustrations nursery rhyme2 [countable]AL a word that rhymes with another wordrhyme for Can you think of a rhyme for ‘bicycle’?3 [uncountable]AL words or lines of poetry that rhyme I love his use of rhyme and rhythm.in rhyme The whole story is written in rhyme.4 no rhyme or reason
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rhymeAnyway, in each ditty the name of the country was used to finish a rhyme.Ich liebe dich: a late-night, cigarette-voiced whisper, with that happy rhyme of subject and object.Encouraging literature, he organized poetry contests in which candidates improvised rhymes in response to his own verses.There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to the colors.They listen to stories, memorize nursery rhymes, look at picture books and gain other experiences that prepare them to read.He was, incidentally, the only applicant who hadn't named the drink St Clements, from the nursery rhyme.The poem has three sections corresponding to the changes of rhyme, but with a peculiarity in the middle section.Thus ran the old rhyme, extolling the produce of the Bunnhouse, situated between Union and Westbourne Streets.rhyme forI can't find a rhyme for "orange."
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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).GRAMMAR: Using the progressiveRhyme 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’.
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rhymeAnne: 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 coupletsHe 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 somethingCrystal sang a hilarious song that rhymed "Corleone" with "Home Alone."
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyrhyme
he, she, itrhymes
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrhymed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rhymed
he, she, ithas rhymed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rhymed
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rhyme
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rhymed
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