assonance

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See also: assonancé

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From French assonance, from Latin assonāre.

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Examples (prosody)
  • Lifting its big glinting wing, it hit.
  • How now, brown cow?

assonance (countable and uncountable, plural assonances)

  1. (prosody) The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds (though with different consonants), usually in literature or poetry.
    • 1938, T.H. White, The Sword in the Stone, Collins, Chapter 12.
      "You should try to speak without assonances" said Merlyn. "For instance, 'The beer is never clear round here, dear' is unfortunate, even as an assonance.'"

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assonance f (plural assonances)

  1. assonance

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assonance

  1. first-person singular present indicative of assonancer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of assonancer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of assonancer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of assonancer
  5. second-person singular imperative of assonancer