con·​so·​nan·​cy ˈkän(t)-s(ə-)nən(t)-sē How to pronounce consonancy (audio)
plural consonancies

Example Sentences

what makes Citizen Kane so great is the consonancy between its larger-than-life subject and its bravura style

Word History


Middle English consonancie, consonancy "harmony of sounds, perfect musical chord, fixed relationship," borrowed from Latin consonantia "musical concord, harmony of sounds" — more at consonance

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consonancy was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Consonancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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