Meaning of rhymester in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪmstə/


  • A person who composes rhymes, especially simple ones.

    ‘I apologise to any purists in case the following suggestion is seen as something of a sacrilege, but can I ask you to help us in calling all Yorkshire poets, rhymesters, bards, balladeers and singers to help us save our pub?’
    • ‘It has use only for the venal, propagandistic rhymesters.’
    • ‘These misplaced terms offend my disposition and occur only to the mind of a novice rhymester, who calls on Apollo for inspiration; for my part, I renounce him, and know nothing at all except my nature.’
    • ‘The Dutch-English rhymester Bernard Mandeville articulated the mistaken supposition in 1705.’
    • ‘Well two lucky rhymesters have won double passes to Splendour in the Grass on July 19-20 with their entries in the Echo's Splendour competition.’
    • ‘Her phrasing and performance of the lyrics here, not just by Sondheim but also by some of the seminal rhymesters of the stage is remarkable.’
    • ‘‘While he is a great rhymester,’ he writes, ‘his songs eschew the accentual-syllabic metres of standard poetry.’’
    • ‘To be so rhythmic while a rhymester - may heaven forfend!’
    • ‘Alongside the newcomers is Morecambe-based poet and rhymester Alan Swift, who regularly performs at Spotlight and other venues.’
    • ‘Reshteh, as Perry points out, was ‘the only word for noodle known in the several 13th century Arabic cookery books and in the poems of the 14th century Persian rhymester Bushaq’.’
    poet, versifier, verse-maker, rhymester, rhymer, sonneteer, lyricist, lyrist, elegist