feminine-rhyme

feminine rhyme

noun Prosody.
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:
1865–70

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feminine rhyme
 
n
prosody Compare masculine rhyme a rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily

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