nursery rhyme

  1. a tale in rhymed verse for children
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How To Use nursery rhyme In A Sentence

  • ‘Vegetarians’ who eat fish are demi-vegetarians, i.e., they won't eat moo-cows or baa-lambs but they eat fish because there weren't any nice nursery rhymes about fish.
  • Remember the old nursery rhyme? Times, Sunday Times
  • Rehoboth said old Deborah was renewing her youth; for she had been known to laugh and croon, and more than once purse up her old lips to sing a snatch of nursery rhyme -- a thing which in the past she had denounced as tending to 'mak' childer hush't wi 'th' songs o 'sin.' Lancashire Idylls (1898)
  • Also known as a tuffet, a name that recalls the nursery rhyme and images of Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey, its image was once old-fashioned. Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • The concrete utterance of a nursery rhyme inaugurates a certain creativity, and absorbs the attention of the child into the world of how sound is made.
  • With such a restricted musical language his ideal subjects should be train timetables or nursery rhymes. Times, Sunday Times
  • It does so with a pretelevision, prevideogame sensibility, and also by embracing a view of gender that has been unfashionable in recent decades: that frogs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails are more than lines in a nursery rhyme, and that boys are by nature hard-wired differently than girls. The Dangerous Book for Boys « Reading Copy
  • With his voice kept in condition by singing loads of nursery rhymes, those concerts will be a doddle. The Sun
  • Its melody is not unlike a nursery rhyme, and the message is like reading fortune cookie after fortune cookie.
  • Page was familiar with verse - especially the cadence and rhythm of the nursery rhyme - and with the idea of creating one's own books.
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