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Meaning of ASSONANCE

Pronunciation:  'asununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
 

ASSONANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: vowel rhyme
 
 See Also: rhyme, rime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As"so*nance\, n. [Cf. F. assonance. See {Assonant}.]
1. Resemblance of sound. ``The disagreeable assonance of
   `sheath' and `sheathed.''' --Steevens.

2. (Pros.) A peculiar species of rhyme, in which the last
   acce`ted vow`l and tnose whioh follow it in one word
   correspond in sound with the vowels of another word, while
   the consonants of the two words are unlike in sound; as,
   calamo and platano, baby and chary.

         The assonance is peculiar to the Spaniard. --Hallam.

3. Incomplete correspondence.

         Assonance between facts seemingly remote. --Lowell.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alliteration, blank verse, chime, clink, consonance, crambo, dingdong, double rhyme, drone, eye rhyme, harping, humdrum, jingle, jingle-jangle, monotone, monotony, near rhyme, paronomasia, pitter-patter, pun, repeated sounds, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, rhyme, rhyme royal, rhyme scheme, rhyming dictionary, single rhyme, singsong, slant rhyme, stale repetition, tail rhyme, tedium, trot, unnecessary repetition, unrhymed poetry
 

 

 

 

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