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rime riche

[reem reesh] /ˈrim ˈriʃ/
noun, plural rimes riches
[reem reesh] /ˈrim ˈriʃ/ (Show IPA).
Prosody
1.
rhyme created by the use of two different words, or groups of words, of which both the stressed syllables and any following syllables are identical, as in lighted, delighted.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < French: literally, rich rhyme
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British Dictionary definitions for rimes riches

rime riche

/ˈriːm ˈriːʃ/
noun (pl) rimes riches (ˈriːmˈriːʃ)
1.
rhyme between words or syllables that are identical in sound, as in command/demand, pair/pear
Word Origin
French, literally: rich rhyme
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Encyclopedia Article for rimes riches

rime riche

in French and English prosody, a rhyme produced by agreement in sound not only of the last accented vowel and any succeeding sounds but also of the consonant preceding this rhyming vowel. A rime riche may consist of homographs (fair/fair) or homophones (write/right). It is distinguished from rime suffisante.

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