Definition of nursery rhyme in English:

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nursery rhyme


A simple traditional song or poem for children.
Example sentences
  • A traditional nursery rhyme catches this numinous mode of apprehending space and time.
  • Parents spend so little time with their children that they begin school unable to speak properly or recite the simplest nursery rhyme, according to a Government study.
  • Little Molly, all of four years old, hair adorned in silver and red tinsel, has just stepped up from the stalls to sing her favourite nursery rhyme, Sing A Song Of Sixpence.

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