Definition of feminine rhyme in English:
A rhyme between stressed syllables followed by one or more unstressed syllables (e.g. stocking/shocking, glamorous/amorous). Compare with masculine rhyme.
- In English verse today, the masculine rhyme is of course the staple thing, the feminine rhyme being a somewhat rare variation.
- Feminine rhyme predominates in Spanish and Italian poetry, while German and French use masculine and feminine rhyme equally.
Definition of feminine rhyme in:
- US English dictionary
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