eye rhyme
noun Date: 1871 an imperfect rhyme that appears to have identical vowel sounds from similarity of spelling (as move and love)

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  • Eye rhyme — Eye rhyme, also called visual rhyme and sight rhyme, is a similarity in spelling between words that are pronounced differently and hence, not an auditory rhyme. An example is the pair slaughter and laughter.Many older English poems, particularly… …   Wikipedia

  • eye rhyme — n. similarity in the spelling, rather than the pronunciation, of the ends of words or lines of verse (Ex.: lone, none; though, cough) * * * ▪ linguistics       in poetry, an imperfect rhyme in which two words are spelled similarly but pronounced… …   Universalium

  • eye rhyme — eye′ rhyme n. pro sight rhyme • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • eye-rhyme — eyeˈ rhyme noun Similarity of words in spelling but not in pronunciation • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye rhyme — n. similarity in the spelling, rather than the pronunciation, of the ends of words or lines of verse (Ex.: lone, none; though, cough) …   English World dictionary

  • eye rhyme — noun an imperfect rhyme (e.g., love and move ) • Hypernyms: ↑rhyme, ↑rime * * * noun : an imperfect rhyme that appears to have identical vowel sounds from similarity of spelling (as move and love or bough and …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye rhyme — noun Pairs of words (or syllables) that, because of their spelling, look as if they rhyme but, because of different pronunciation, do not Syn: sight rhyme …   Wiktionary

  • eye rhyme. — See sight rhyme. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • eye rhyme — /ˈaɪ raɪm/ (say uy ruym) noun a rhyme in which two words are similar in spelling rather than sound: a tough with a cough …   Australian English dictionary

  • eye rhyme. — See sight rhyme. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

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