What Are Examples of a Triple Rhyme?

Examples of triple rhymes include “beautiful” and “dutiful” or “generate” and “venerate.” Each word in these pairs has three syllables. The first is stressed, while the other two are not.

Other pairs that sound alike except for their initial consonants are “replaceable” and “traceable,” “frightening” and “brightening,” “antelope” and “cantaloupe,” “fearfully” and “tearfully” or “greenery” and “scenery.” Triple rhymes are sometimes made up of two words each, such as “grinding cares” and “winding stairs.”

Certain poets used triple rhymes for humorous purposes. For instance, Ogden Nash rhymed “rhinoceros” with the almost-word “prepocerous.” Lord Byron poked fun at lords when he rhymed “intellectual” with “hen-pecked you all.”