Definitions

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  • adj. Having no rhyme.

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  • adj. not having rhyme

Etymologies

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un- +‎ rhymed

Examples

  • Er. If I get called for my stop_drop_porn challenge during BVBW, I'll have to write porn in unrhymed iambic pentameter. * hides*

    April 10th, 2008

  • It was probably because of this inconsistency that no reviewer treated the book as an experiment in English unrhymed verse, though this was the aspect of it which most interested the writer.

    More Translations from the Chinese

  • An exceprt from Stanley J. Sharpless’s parody of Hiawatha that shows the heavy, tom-tom-like beat of its trochaic meter: “(Very long and rather boring/Narrative in unrhymed trochees:/Tum-ti, tum-ti, tum-ti, tum-ti,/Tum-ti tum … ad infinitum.)”

    E.O. Parrott’s Witty Guide to the Different Kinds of Poetry « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • But on the whole their obvious destiny was to be "unrhymed" and to make their appearance in the famous form of the _nouvelle_ or _novella_, in regard to which it is hard to say whether Italy was most indebted to France for substance, or France to Italy for form.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • A small child listening to this affecting and funny account of how a wary shelter cat comes to love a boy could easily miss the power of the Japanese-style poetry, which is characterized by 17 syllables set in three unrhymed lines.

    When Imagination Blasts Into Orbit

  • "Our time is in need of simplicity," Van Rompuy, 62, told friends at the Belgian parliament marking the publication of 95 of his Haiku – unrhymed three-line poems with 17 syllables in all.

    EU President 'Haiku Herman' van Rompuy Publishes Book Of Haikus

  • As for the unrhymed poems that dominate literary magazines and university workshops, he feels it would be more accurate to call them “plums” and their authors “plummets” or “plummers.”

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • On his birthday in March 2002 he embarked on a sequence of unrhymed sonnets entitled Endpoint.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • Blank verse is usually unrhymed iambic pentameter, or some other unrhymed regular meter.

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre Related Books/Films/Shows/Games Consumed In 2008 (Part III)

  • Largely unrhymed and unmetered, these poems first appeared in run-on fashion: Poems do not start on a new page; each large page contains eleven or twelve lines, with the end of each poem indicated.

    Esther Raab.

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