consonance


con·so·nance

noun \ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)nən(t)s\

Definition of CONSONANCE

1
:  harmony or agreement among components
2
a :  correspondence or recurrence of sounds especially in words; specifically :  recurrence or repetition of consonants especially at the end of stressed syllables without the similar correspondence of vowels (as in the final sounds of stroke and luck)
b :  concord 1b
c :  sympathetic vibration, resonance

Examples of CONSONANCE

  1. <at present, the living room lacks consonance because all of the furniture is on one side>
  2. <in good writing there is always consonance of thought and expression, as the use of simple words for simple thoughts>

First Known Use of CONSONANCE

15th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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