Synonyms for rhyming

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RHYMING

Well, since rhyming's been my ruin, let me rhyme to the bitter end.

In most plays the verses are arranged in rhyming couplets only.

Will this be excuse enough for occupying a few sentences with the rhyming of this poem?

I have enclosed you a piece of rhyming ware for your perusal.

He took precociously to rhyming: like Pope, he lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.

"I used to be rather clever at rhyming things, Pearl," he said.

I wish you could have heard him rhyming off that poetry last night.

I now turn attention to the rhyming of the lines in Negro verse.

A rhyming intimation that exposure to the sun is not favourable to beauty.

I'll show you that rhyming's as easy as lying,If you'll listen to me while the art I unfold.

WORD ORIGIN

"agreement in terminal sounds," 1560s, partially restored spelling, from Middle English ryme, rime (c.1200) "measure, meter, rhythm," later "rhymed verse" (mid-13c.), from Old French rime (fem.), related to Old Provençal rim (masc.), earlier *ritme, from Latin rithmus, from Greek rhythmos "measured motion, time, proportion" (see rhythm).

In Medieval Latin, rithmus was used for accentual, as opposed to quantitative, verse, and accentual verse usually was rhymed, hence the sense shift. Persistence of older form is due to popular association with Old English rim "number," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (see read (v.)). Phrase rhyme or reason "good sense" (chiefly used in the negative) is from late 15c. (see reason (n.)). Rhyme scheme is attested from 1931. Rhyme royal (1841) is a stanza of seven 10-syllable lines rhymed a-b-a-b-b-c-c.

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