follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

double rhyme

noun
1.
See under feminine rhyme.

feminine rhyme

noun, Prosody
1.
a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed (double rhyme) as in motion, notion, or of three syllables of which the second and third are unstressed (triple rhyme) as in fortunate, importunate.
Also called female rhyme.
Origin of feminine rhyme
1865-1870
1865-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for double rhyme
Historical Examples
  • In double rhyme the correspondence of sound extends to two syllables, and in triple rhyme to three.

  • The poem is written in ottava rima, but, very singularly, there is not one double rhyme from beginning to end.

  • And, when the prayers rhymed, how exhilarating it was to lay stress on each rhyme and double rhyme, shouting them fervidly.

  • In all Italian rhyme there is thus always a double rhyme, the final syllable, moreover, invariably ending with a vowel.

    Essays sthetical George Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for double rhyme

feminine rhyme

noun
1.
(prosody) a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily Compare masculine rhyme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for double rhyme

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for double

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends