Definition of assonance
1a : relatively close juxtaposition of similar sounds especially of vowels (as in “rise high in the bright sky”)b : repetition of vowels without repetition of consonants (as in stony and holy) used as an alternative to rhyme in verse
2 : resemblance of sound in words or syllables
assonantplay \-nənt\ adjective or noun
assonantalplay \ˌa-sə-ˈnan-təl\ adjective
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Kodak Black is a sleepy-sounding vocalist who swallows his words, a tactic that obscures his enthusiasm for twisty assonance.
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ASSONANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assonance for English Language Learners
: the use of words that have the same or very similar vowel sounds near one another (as in “summer fun” and “rise high in the bright sky”)
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