consonance

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noun con·so·nance \ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)nən(t)s\

Definition of consonance

  1. 1 :  harmony or agreement among components His beliefs are in consonance with the political party's views.

  2. 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

  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

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Origin and Etymology of consonance

see 1consonant

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