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Pronunciation:  'kânsununs

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

         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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