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verb rhyme pronunciation in British English /raɪm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerhyming
past tenserhymed
past participlerhymed
  1. [intransitive] if two words or lines of poetry rhyme, they end with a similar sound
    The words ‘cat’ and ‘hat’ rhyme.
    rhyme with: ‘Boy’ rhymes with ‘toy’.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to produce rhymes
      A new generation of DJs who rap and rhyme has filled the airwaves.
      Notice that the poet rhymes ’space’ with ’ice’.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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