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near rhyme

Syllabification: near rhyme

Definition of near rhyme in English:

noun

Rhyming in which the words sound the same but do not rhyme perfectly. Also called off rhyme.
Example sentences
  • This is a near rhyme for another word which uses the same Arabic letters.
  • On the other hand, Southern and Midland American English add a vowel not used elsewhere in words like loft which results in a near rhyme with lout.
  • We talked to the students again about ‘forced rhyming’ and ‘near rhymes,’ then asked them to continue their rhyming list (in a different colored marker) by adding forced-and near-rhymes.

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