Definition of Head rhyme

1. Noun. Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse. "Around the rock the ragged rascal ran"

Exact synonyms: Alliteration, Beginning Rhyme, Initial Rhyme
Generic synonyms: Rhyme, Rime
Derivative terms: Alliterate



Definition of Head rhyme

1. Noun. The use of alliteration at the beginning of stressed syllables ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Rhyme

head of rib
head of stapes
head of state
head of steam
head of talus
head of the caudate nucleus
head of ulna
head off
head office
head over heels
head presentation
head process
head protective devices
head register
head restraint
head rhyme (current term)
head rhymes
head roll
head rolls
head rush
head scratcher
head sea
head shop
head shops
head smut
head south
head start
head starts
head tax
head teacher

Literary usage of Head rhyme

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1. The Lyricks [of] Camoens: Sonnets, Canzons, Odes and Sextines. Englished by by Luís de Camões (1884)
"... head-rhyme Percy and Guest quote the song of AD 1264 : Richard, thah thou be euer trichard. But I prefer with Ritson, "the wretch," to make two lines. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... in Shakepeare as it is in the continuous series of English poetry to our own day. There is generally a double alternate head rhyme or alliteration by ..."

3. The English Language: Its Grammar, History and Literature : with Chapters on by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1887)
"... a poet who used the old English head-rhyme, as Chaucer used the foreign end-rhyme, was born at Cleobury-Mortimer in Shropshire, in the year 1332. ..."

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