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The form of rhyme where the rhyming end-line syllable is unstressed. i.e.

Happy field or mossy cavern Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern

Occurs in Thochaic and Dactylic meters. Is the opposite of masculine rhyme.

Feminine rhyme. Pros.

See Female rhyme, under Female, a.

Syn. -- See Female, a.


© Webster 1913.

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