Definition of unrhymed in English:



  • Without rhymes; not rhymed.

    ‘Much of this poetry fell squarely in the northern European tradition, and the literary revival of the north-west and the Midlands in the fourteenth century was mainly of alliterative, unrhymed verse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sole's unrhymed verse gets a little tedious after 17 tracks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our hearing is indissolubly wedded to five-beat Shakespearean blank verse, usually unrhymed iambic pentameter.’
    • ‘Haiku, meaning a Japanese verse of three short, unrhymed lines, is an entirely appropriate title for Songdog's second album.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My friend Phil Proctor just sent along a poem that I much enjoyed, ‘Forgetfulness,’ by Billy Collins - and I rarely enjoy unrhymed poems.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Built from five unrhymed couplets, the poem is a ladder up the page, suggesting that the ladder is a metaphor for the poem itself.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Probably indebted in its basic structure - its long, irregular, unrhymed lines and its dignified but casual language - to the example of Walt Whitman, the poem sounded a note previously unheard in African American poetry.’
    • ‘Haiku is unrhymed Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables, usually written in 3 lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.’
    • ‘It's a strange, Verve-like moment of violin tremolo and stylized country made all the stranger by Toomey's lyrics, unrhymed, articulate and serious.’
    • ‘He uses short unrhymed lines and colloquial phrases like ‘furniture gone wrong’ to portray the distinct voice of this locale.’
    • ‘O'Hara has divided the poem into four unrhymed quatrains, with each of first three consisting of one self-contained sentence.’
    • ‘In taut, unrhymed triplets Pavlic demonstrates his deep appreciation for and understanding of the Black music continuum.’
    • ‘I was writing unrhymed sonnets - the arbitrariness of the form, however vestigial, as a container.’
    • ‘From Wintering Out through North, Heaney had normally used an unrhymed quatrain with short lines of irregular metre.’



/ˌənˈrīmd/ /ˌənˈraɪmd/