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rhyme

verb [I or T] uk   us   /raɪm/
C2 Words that rhyme have the same last sound: "Blue" and "flew" rhyme. Can you think of a word that rhymes with "orange"?
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  • 'Bat and 'cat' rhyme.
  • 'Side' and 'hide' rhyme.
  • 'Hit' and 'sit' rhyme.

rhyme

noun uk   us   /raɪm/
[C] a word that has the same last sound as another word: Can you think of a rhyme for "?orange"?C2 [C] a short poem, especially for young children: a book of rhymes and songs
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C2 [U] the use of rhymes in poetry: This poem is her first attempt at rhyme.in rhyme C2 written as a poem so that the word at the end of a line has the same last sound as a word at the end of another line: A lot of modern poetry is not written in rhyme. [C] specialized (also rime) phonetics the vowel in the middle of a syllable, and any sounds after it in the syllable
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