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Dictionary Definition

rime

Noun

1 ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) [syn: frost, hoar, hoarfrost]
2 correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds) [syn: rhyme]

Verb

1 be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme" [syn: rhyme]
2 compose rhymes [syn: rhyme]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

Old English hrīm.

Pronunciation

  • /raɪm/, /raIm/,
  • Rhymes with: -aɪm

Homophones

Noun

  1. In the context of "meteorology|uncountable": ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface.
  2. In the context of "meteorology|uncountable": a coating or sheet of ice so formed.
  3. a film or slimy coating.
Translations
hoarfrost
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

From rime.

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • /raɪm/, /raIm/,
  • Rhymes with: -aɪm

Homophones

Noun

  1. In the context of "archaic|_|except in direct borrowings from French": rhyme
  2. the 2nd part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset

Anagrams

French

Etymology

Old French, from mediæval Latin rithmus, from Latin rhythmus ‘rhythm’.

Pronunciation

Noun

rime f

Italian

Noun

rime
  1. Plural of rima

Extensive Definition

Rime is a coating of ice:
  • Hard rime, white ice that forms when water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects, such as trees
  • Soft rime, similar to hard rime, but feathery and milky in appearance
Rime is also an alternate spelling of "rhyme":
  • Syllable rime, term used in the study of phonology in linguistics
  • Rime dictionary, type of ancient Chinese dictionary used for writing poetry
  • Rime table, a syllable chart of the Chinese language
  • Rime riche, a form of rhyme using identical sounds
In literature:
Other uses:

See also

  • Rhyme, a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words
rime in Italian: Rime

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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