Definition of eye rhyme in English:

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eye rhyme

Pronunciation: /ˈī ˌrīm/


A similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation, e.g., love and move.
Example sentences
  • Sound/wound: is this a full sonic rhyme or an eye rhyme?
  • Many older English poems contain rhymes that were originally true or full rhymes, but as read by modern readers are now eye rhymes.
  • Thus, an eye rhyme is just a traditional rhyme in which the past identity on which the rhyme is based is preserved in the spelling.

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Syllabification: eye rhyme

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