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Meaning of ASSONANCE

Pronunciation:  'asununs

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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