Rhyme Rhyme, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rhymed};p. pr. & vb. n. {Rhyming}.] [OE. rimen, rymen, AS. r[=i]man to count: cf. F. rimer to rhyme. See {Rhyme}, n.] 1. To make rhymes, or verses. ``Thou shalt no longer ryme.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

There marched the bard and blockhead, side by side, Who rhymed for hire, and patronized for pride. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To accord in rhyme or sound. [1913 Webster]

And, if they rhymed and rattled, all was well. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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