perfect rhymeperfect rhyme
- rhyme in which the stressed vowels and following consonants of the rhyming words correspond, but preceding consonants do not (Ex.: make, take)
- rime riche
- Rhyme in which the final accented vowel and all succeeding consonants or syllables are identical, while the preceding consonants are different, for example, great, late; rider, beside her; dutiful, unbeautiful. Also called full rhyme, true rhyme.
- Rime riche.
(plural perfect rhymes)
- A (form of) rhyme in which the vowels and final (coda) consonants of stressed syllables (and, in modern English poetry, any following syllables to the end of the words) are identical in sound. (Contrast with half rhyme.)