feminine rhyme

fem·i·nine rhyme
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-nin rahym]
    • /ˈfɛm ə nɪn raɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-nin rahym]
    • /ˈfɛm ə nɪn raɪm/

Definitions of feminine rhyme words

  • noun feminine rhyme a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed (double rhyme) as in motion, notion, or of three syllables of which the second and third are unstressed (triple rhyme) as in fortunate, importunate. 1
  • noun feminine rhyme a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily 0
  • noun feminine rhyme A disyllabic rhyme that occurs on an unaccented final syllable. 0

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Origin of feminine rhyme

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Feminine rhyme


feminine rhyme popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

feminine rhyme usage trend in Literature

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