masculine rhyme

masculine rhyme
a rhyme of but a single stressed syllable, as in disdain, complain.

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ˌmasculine ˈrhyme 7 [masculine rhyme] noun uncountable, countable (technical)
a ↑rhyme between words that have the emphasis on the last syllable, for example ‘unite’ and ‘excite’

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