A rhyme between stressed syllables followed by one or more unstressed syllables (e.g. stocking/shocking, glamorous/amorous). Compare with masculine rhyme.
More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of feminine rhymeDefinition of feminine rhyme in:
- The US English dictionary