Definition of consonance
1 : harmony or agreement among components His beliefs are in consonance with the political party's views.
2a : 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 1bc : sympathetic vibration, resonance
Examples of consonance in a Sentence
at present, the living room lacks consonance because all of the furniture is on one side
in good writing there is always consonance of thought and expression, as the use of simple words for simple thoughts
Recent Examples of consonance from the Web
These crosscurrents of connection add up to a consonance that might almost be mythic.
Amusics also can’t distinguish consonance from dissonance.
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Origin and Etymology of consonance
First Known Use: 15th century
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