a form of verse introduced into English by Chaucer, consisting of seven-line stanzas of iambic pentameter in which there are three rhymes, the first line rhyming with the third, the second with the fourth and fifth, and the sixth with the seventh.
(prosody) a stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c
noun 1. the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences, as rhyme royal, ababbcc.
noun 1. a writer of inferior verse; poetaster. noun 1. a poet, esp one considered to be mediocre or mechanical in diction; poetaster or versifier
noun 1. identity in sound of some part, especially the end, of words or lines of verse. 2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind. 3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines. 4. a poem or piece of verse having […]
noun 1. a form of slang in which a rhyming word or phrase is substituted for the word intended, as Kate and Sidney for steak and kidney or khaki rocks for army socks. 2. a further removal from the original word intended by ellipsis of the rhyming part, as titfer for tit for tat for […]