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Tuesday, January 4



Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old English, 12th century


Frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog.


(Literary) hoarfrost.

Examples of Rime in a sentence

"The sunlight bounced off the rime on the grass."

"The rime-covered trees looked majestic and otherworldly."

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About Rime

This word comes from the Old English “hrīm,” of Germanic origin and is related to the Dutch “rijm.” The word became rare in Middle English but was revived in literary use at the end of the 18th century.

Did you Know?

Rime is also the name of an adventure puzzle video game. Released in 2017, the game follows a boy arriving at and searching a mysterious island with a fox-like spirit as a guide. The player guides this boy in solving environmental puzzles across five levels.

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