rhymes, rhyming, rhymed1) V-RECIP-ERG If one word rhymes with another or if two words rhyme, they have a very similar sound. Words that rhyme with each other are often used in poems.
[V with n] June always rhymes with moon in old love songs.
[pl-n V] ...the sort of people who give their children names that rhyme: Donnie, Ronnie, Connie.
[V n with n] ...a singer rhyming `eyes' with `realise'.
[V-ed] ...rhymed couplets. [Also V n (non-recip)]2) VERB If a poem or song rhymes, the lines end with words that have very similar sounds.
In his efforts to make it rhyme he seems to have chosen the first word that comes into his head.
[V-ing] ...rhyming couplets.3) N-COUNT A rhyme is a word which rhymes with another word, or a set of lines which rhyme.
The one rhyme for passion is fashion...
The lyrics are banal and the rhymes clumsy.4) N-COUNT A rhyme is a short poem which has rhyming words at the ends of its lines.→ See also nursery rhyme
He was teaching Helen a little rhyme.Syn:poem, verse5) N-UNCOUNT Rhyme is the use of rhyming words as a technique in poetry. If something is written in rhyme, it is written as a poem in which the lines rhyme.
Porter stayed within the rules of rhyme...
The plays are in rhyme.6) PHRASE: PHR after v If something happens or is done without rhyme or reason, there seems to be no logical reason for it to happen or be done.
He picked people on a whim, without rhyme or reason.
English dictionary. 2008.