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Meaning of CONSONANCE

Pronunciation:  'kânsununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property of sounding harmonious
  2. [n]  the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
 

CONSONANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: consonant rhyme, harmoniousness
 
 See Also: harmony, rhyme, rime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"so*nance\, Consonancy \Con"so*nan*cy\, n. [L.
consonantia: cf. F. consonnance.]
1. (Mus.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced
   simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and
   eighth.

2. Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency;
   suitableness.

         The perfect consonancy of our persecuted church to
         the doctrines of Scripture and antiquity. --Hammond.

         The optic nerve responds to the waves with which it
         is in consonance.                     --Tyndall.

3. Friendship; concord. [Obs.]

         By the consonancy of our youth.       --Shak.

Syn: Agreement; accord; consistency; unison; harmony;
     congruity; suitableness; agreeableness.

 
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