consonance

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From Old French, from Latin consonantia

Noun[edit]

consonance (countable and uncountable, 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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