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Rhyme-royal

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rhyme-royal (so called from its use by King James I. of Scotland in the King's Quair), a seven-line stanza borrowed by Chaucer from the French—its formula, a b a b b c c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly rime (the hy being due to the influence of Rhythm)—A.S. rim, number, cog. with Old High Ger. rīm (Ger. reim).

Usage


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Royal Rhymes and Rounds SIGCD307.
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