Adjective "unrhymed" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Without rhymes; not rhymed.
  1. 'Built from five unrhymed couplets, the poem is a ladder up the page, suggesting that the ladder is a metaphor for the poem itself.'
  2. 'O'Hara has divided the poem into four unrhymed quatrains, with each of first three consisting of one self-contained sentence.'
  3. 'His translations are unrhymed, elegant, and lucid; his use of stressed and unstressed syllables had, he believed, something in common with G. M. Hopkins's sprung rhythm.'
  4. 'The trained memory is an impressive and admirable resource, but I doubt its techniques could catch the uncodified, non-systematic subtleties of our unrhymed interchanges as they happen, unedited, moment by moment.'
  5. 'He uses short unrhymed lines and colloquial phrases like ‘furniture gone wrong’ to portray the distinct voice of this locale.'
  6. 'I was writing unrhymed sonnets - the arbitrariness of the form, however vestigial, as a container.'
  7. 'Fear and desire come together powerfully in ‘Newsreel,’ a poem of unrhymed tercets set in a 1950s Texas drive-in filled with ‘Cathedral-like De Sotos and great-finned Pontiacs.’'
  8. 'His popularity in his lifetime rested on being able to use him as a stick with which to beat intellectuals, unrhymed poets and contemporary architects.'
  9. 'Rucellai's famous formal innovation is likewise significant here, for his is one of the earliest and most influential examples of versi sciolti, or unrhymed hendecasyllabic verse.'
  10. 'The poem in the voice of Czar Nicholas, is written in the simple language and direct address of a son's letter to his mother, formed in unrhymed two-line stanzas.'


1. identity in sound of some part, especially the end, of words or lines of verse.

2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind.

3. verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.

4. a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.

5. verse (def 4). verb (used with object), rhymed, rhyming.

6. to treat in rhyme, as a subject; turn into rhyme, as something in prose.

7. to compose (verse or the like) in me

More examples(as adjective)

"translations can be unrhymed."

"people can be unrhymed."