Definition of masculine rhyme in English:

masculine rhyme


  • A rhyme between final stressed syllables (e.g. blow/flow, confess/redress).

    • ‘Every other line stops on a masculine rhyme. These metrical procedures are perfectly joined to the imagery.’
    • ‘I think your choice of only masculine rhyme is a good one because it fulfills a terseness which is necessary in order to dispatch these observations you make.’
    • ‘What if I were to tell you that a masculine rhyme is blunt and obvious, while a feminine rhyme is more complex and delicate?’
    • ‘Where a line ends with an accented syllable, it is deemed to have a strong ending and is thus described as masculine rhyme.’
    • ‘Although as mentioned above masculine rhyme can have two syllables the major difference is the feminine rhyme always has two syllables and the stress is on the first syllable.’


masculine rhyme