consonance

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From Old French, from Latin consonantia

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consonance (plural consonances)

Examples (prosody)

lady lounges lazily, dark deep dread crept in

  1. (prosody) The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels as in assonance.
  2. (chiefly music) harmony; agreement; lack of discordance
    • Tyndall
      The optic nerve responds to the waves with which it is in consonance.

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