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Rime Definition

Poetry Definition of Rime

Archaic term for rhyme.


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[n] correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
[n] ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
[v] compose rhymes
[v] be similar in sound, esp. with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"

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Misc. Definitions

\Rime\, n. [L. rima.] A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack. --Sir T. Browne.
\Rime\, n. [AS. hr[=i]m; akin to D. rijm, Icel. hr[=i]m, Dan. rim, Sw. rim; cf. D. rijp, G. reif, OHG. r[=i]fo, hr[=i]fo.] White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor. The trees were now covered with rime. --De Quincey.
\Rime\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Riming}.] To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
\Rime\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A step or round of a ladder; a rung.
\Rime\, n. Rhyme. See {Rhyme}. --Coleridge. --Landor. Note: This spelling, which is etymologically preferable, is coming into use again.
\Rime\, v. i. & t. To rhyme. See {Rhyme}.

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