consonance


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con·so·nance

 (kŏn′sə-nəns)
n.
1. Agreement; harmony; accord.
2.
a. Close correspondence of sounds.
b. The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string.
3. Music A simultaneous combination of sounds not requiring resolution to another combination of sounds for finality of effect and conventionally regarded as harmonious or pleasing.

consonance

(ˈkɒnsənəns) or

consonancy

n, pl -nances or -nancies
1. agreement, harmony, or accord
2. (Poetry) prosody similarity between consonants, but not between vowels, as between the s and t sounds in sweet silent thought. Compare assonance1
3. (Classical Music) music
a. an aesthetically pleasing sensation or perception associated with the interval of the octave, the perfect fourth and fifth, the major and minor third and sixth, and chords based on these intervals. Compare dissonance3
b. an interval or chord producing this sensation

con•so•nance

(ˈkɒn sə nəns)

also con′so•nan•cy,



n.
1. accord or agreement.
2. correspondence of sounds; harmony of sounds.
3. a simultaneous combination of musical tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of repose. Compare dissonance (def. 2).
4.
a. a repetition of consonants, esp. those after a stressed vowel, as in march, lurch, but often of all the consonants, as in stick, stuck. Compare alliteration (def. 1).
b. the use of such repetition of consonants as a rhyming device.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

consonance, consonancy

agreement, consistency.
See also: Agreement
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consonance - the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
2.consonance - the property of sounding harmonious
harmony - an agreeable sound property

consonance

noun
1. Harmonious mutual understanding:
2. Music. Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds:
Translations

consonance

[ˈkɒnsənəns] Nconsonancia f

consonance

n (Mus) → Konsonanz f; (Poet) → Konsonantengleichklang m; (fig, of agreement, ideas) → Einklang m, → Harmonie f; (= consistency)Übereinstimmung f
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