end rhyme

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end rhyme (plural end rhymes)

  1. (often uncountable) The form of rhyme (rhyming) which uses sameness of sound of the last words of lines from the vowels in their stressed syllables to their ends.
  2. (countable) A word that rhymes with another in that it is pronounced identically with the other word from the vowel in its stressed syllable to the end.
    • 1993, Elements of Literature, page 875:
      In this poem, the words defense/tense, know/go, and Spain/Maine are end-rhymes.

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