misrhyme

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ rhyme

Noun[edit]

misrhyme (plural misrhymes)

  1. A false rhyme.
    • 2014, James Booth, Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love (page 190)
      In this poem his 'vernacular' bluster and garish misrhymes build to a pitch of rowdy anarchy; 'lanes' rhymes with 'sardines', 'bucket' with 'like it', 'toad-like' with 'hard luck' and 'blarney' with 'money' []

Verb[edit]

misrhyme (third-person singular simple present misrhymes, present participle misrhyming, simple past and past participle misrhymed)

  1. To rhyme incorrectly.
    • 1965, Alicia Ostriker, Vision and Verse in William Blake
      It is an open question whether or not Blake misrhymed deliberately.

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