monorhyme

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ rhyme

Noun[edit]

monorhyme (plural monorhymes)

  1. (poetry) A poem or rhyme scheme whose lines all end with the same rhyme.
    • 2013, David Malkiel, Stones Speak - Hebrew Tombstones from Padua, 1529-1862, page 36:
      Until 1629 no other rhyme scheme approaches the importance of monorhyme; in 1655–1729 alternating rhyme numbers over half of the total output, and for two of the next three generations it drops down to about a third.