Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, rhymed poem or tale for children.

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  • n. A short poem or song for children, mostly anonymous or handed down by folklore

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tale in rhymed verse for children

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Examples

  • Mr. Campion crossed the bridge over the wide, lazy Rhone, reflecting idiotically that the new bridge was better than the old Pont d’Avignon of the nursery rhyme because there was enough of it to reach to the other side.

    Flowers for the Judge

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