meaning of assonance

assonance meaning in General Dictionary

Resemblance of sound

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  • the repetition of similar vowels in anxious syllables of consecutive words
  • Resemblance of noise.
  • A peculiar types of rhyme, where the final acce`ted vow`l and tnose whioh abide by it in one word match in sound with the vowels of some other term, whilst the consonants associated with two words tend to be unlike in sound; since, calamo and platano, baby and chary.
  • partial communication.

assonance meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1727, "resemblance of noises between words," from French assonance, from assonant, from Latin assonantem (nominative assonans), current participle of assonare "to resound, answer," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sonare "to seem" (see sonata). Properly, in prosody, "rhyming of accented vowels, although not consonants" (1823).


assonance meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Resemblance of sound.

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  • (letter.) A peculiar types of rhyme, where the last acce`ted vow`l and tnose whioh abide by it within one term correspond in sound aided by the vowels of some other term, whilst consonants of this two words tend to be unlike in sound; since, calamo and platano, child and chary.
  • (letter.) partial correspondence.

Sentence Examples with the word assonance

The redaction of the whole work is due to Alexandre de Bernai, who replaced the original assonance by rhyme.

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