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
References in classic literature ?
Everything was in consonance with my mood; everything seemed fair and spring-like.
Happy are they who can act in consonance with their own delicate sentiments, and rest satisfied with the knowledge that their motives are understood by those whom it is their greatest desire to please!
This self-effacement in both directions had been quite in consonance with her independent character of desiring nothing by way of favour or pity to which she was not entitled on a fair consideration of her deserts.
Beauty would be his life; his aspirations would all tend toward it; and, allowing his frame and physical organs to be in consonance, his own developments would likewise be beautiful.
To the travellers there seemed to be no wind; but these pines waved majestically at their topmost boughs, sending forth a dull, plaintive sound that was quite in consonance with the rest of the melancholy scene.
When I say he "jumped" at it I feel the consonance of this term with the fact that - at the end indeed of I know not how long - he did move again, he crossed straight to the door.
It was none of Alexander's doing, of course; those warm consonances of color had been blending and mellowing before he was born.
The teachers of harmony compare the sounds and consonances which are heard only, and their labour, like that of the astronomers, is in vain.
MUSLIMS should strive to avoid poverty and frequent begging because such a state and habit are not in consonance with their faith.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Transport Department was making necessary arrangements on priority basis for tree plantation in consonance with the policy of federal and provincial governments in connection with the Green and Clean Pakistan campaign.
ISLAMABAD -- Defence Minister Pervaiz Khan Khattak says all stages of Malam Jabba and BRT projects were executed in the most transparent, cost effective and efficient manner strictly in consonance with the applicable rules and regulations.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Defence Pervaiz Khattak has said that all stages of the Malam Jabba and BRT projects were executed in the most transparent, cost effective and efficient manner strictly in consonance with the applicable rules and regulations.