sight rhyme
noun Date: circa 1936 eye rhyme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sight rhyme — sight′ rhyme n. pro similarity in spelling of the ends of words or of lines of verse, as in have, grave Also called eye rhyme …   From formal English to slang

  • sight rhyme — noun : eye rhyme * * * Pros. agreement in spelling, but not in sound, of the ends of words or of lines of verse, as in have, grave. Also called eye rhyme. [1935 40] * * * sight rhyme, = eye rhyme. (Cf. ↑eye rhyme) * * * n. another term for eye… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight rhyme — Pros. agreement in spelling, but not in sound, of the ends of words or of lines of verse, as in have, grave. Also called eye rhyme. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rhyme — A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs. The word rhyme may also refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

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

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

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

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