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nursery rhyme

noun
1.
a short, simple poem or song for very young children, as Hickory Dickory Dock.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples from the web for nursery rhyme
  • Singing a simple, two-note tune or nursery rhyme is a good way to begin the habit of singing.
  • In many cases, he changes the original meter of the nursery rhyme, which is annoying.
  • Choose a well known jingle or nursery rhyme for the tune.
  • Each week a new nursery rhyme was presented to increase the students' awareness of letters and sounds.
  • Familiar nursery rhyme songs are used as well as other original music.
  • That's my nursery rhyme to help you remember as well.
  • Conduct a mock trial using a fairy tale, nursery rhyme, or familiar story.
  • Each room has a theme based on a popular nursery rhyme or familiar building in the community.
British Dictionary definitions for nursery rhyme

nursery rhyme

noun
1.
a short traditional verse or song for children, such as Little Jack Horner
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