Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Rime

Definition: 

A rime is the part of a syllable which consists of its vowel and any consonant sounds that come after it.

Examples: 

Here are some examples of syllables divided into onsets and rimes:

 

Word

Onset

Rime

I

 

I

it

 

it

sit

s

it

spit

sp

it

split

spl

it

spoil

sp

oil

pie

p

ie

See Also: 

Glossary Hierarchy