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Related to assonance: onomatopoeia
1. Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words, as in: "that dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea" (William Butler Yeats).
2. The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants, as in the phrase tilting at windmills.
3. Rough similarity; approximate agreement.
[French, from Latin assonāre, to respond to : ad-, ad- + sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]
as′so·nant adj. & n.
as′so·nan′tal (-năn′tl) adj.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of the same vowel sound with different consonants or the same consonant with different vowels in successive words or stressed syllables, as in a line of verse. Examples are time and light or mystery and mastery
2. partial correspondence; rough similarity
[C18: from French, from Latin assonāre to sound, from sonāre to sound]
ˈassonant adj, n
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as•so•nance(ˈæs ə nəns)
1. similarity of sounds in words or syllables.
2. rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.
[1720–30; < French, =asson(ant) (< Latin assonant-, s. of assonāns, present participle of assonāre to sound; see as-, sound1)]
as′so•nant, adj., n.
as`so•nan′tal (-ˈnæn tl) as`so•nan′tic, adj.
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assonance- The condition of the words of a phrase or verse having the same sound or termination without rhyming.
See also related terms for rhyme.
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likeness or approximate similarity in sound.See also: Sound
resemblance of sound, particularly vowel sounds, occurring in words of close proximity.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Use of words which repeat similar vowel sounds.
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assonance[ˈæsənəns] N → asonancia f
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n → Assonanz f
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