Female rhymes Pros.,

double rhymes, or rhymes (called in French feminine rhymes because they end in e weak, or feminine) in which two syllables, an accented and an unaccented one, correspond at the end of each line.

⇒ A rhyme, in which the final syllables only agree (strain, complain) is called a male rhyme; one in which the two final syllables of each verse agree, the last being short (motion, ocean), is called female.

Brande & C.

-- Female screw, the spiral-threaded cavity into which another, or male, screw turns.

Nicholson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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