Definition of triple rhyme in US English:

triple rhyme


  • A feminine rhyme involving one stressed and two unstressed syllables in each rhyming line.

    • ‘The triple rhyme is often used for a humorous effect.’
    • ‘Feminine rhyme isn't necessarily associated with comic effect, although triple rhyme is.’
    • ‘If you are rhyming words such as ‘happiness’ and ‘sappiness,’ you are using what is known as a triple rhyme.’
    • ‘In any case, the poem turns out to be a variant of terza rima, with triple rhyme and three lines per stanza, but unorthodox in its positioning of rhymes.’
    • ‘Hidden rhymes may be single, double or triple rhymes in just the same way as whole word rhymes.’