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What is a 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


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