rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
(prosody) another term for half-rhyme
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]
[neer-shawr, -shohr] /ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/ adjective 1. extending from or occurring along a . nearshore (nîr’shôr’) The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
[neer-shawr-ing, ‐shohr-] /ˈnɪərˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ‐ˈʃoʊr-/ noun 1. the practice of moving one’s employees or business activities from a distant country back to a country that is nearby: The U.S.-based company is focusing on the nearshoring of its customer-service operations from India to Canada. Compare .
/ˈnɪəˌsaɪd/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) the nearside 2.