assonance NOUN resemblance of sound between words arising from the rhyming of vowels only (e.g. sonnet, porridge) or from use of identical consonants with different vowels (e.g. cold, culled).
DERIVATIVES assonant adjective.
ORIGIN from Latin assonare 'respond to' .

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  • assonant — assonant, ante [ asɔnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1721; lat. assonans, p. prés. de adsonare → assonance ♦ Qui produit une assonance. Voyelle assonante. Rimes assonantes. ● assonant, assonante adjectif Qui produit une assonance. assonant, ante adj. Qui forme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Assonant — As so*nant, a. [L. assonans, p. pr. of assonare to sound to, to correspond to in sound; ad + sonare to sound, sonus sound: cf. F. assonant. See {Sound}.] 1. Having a resemblance of sounds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pros.) Pertaining to the peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assonant — index concurrent (united) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • assonant — assonant, ante (a sso nan, nan t ) adj. Qui a une assonance. Vers assonants, rimes assonantes. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Adsonans, de ad, à, et sonare, sonner …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • assonant — adjective 1. having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables note the assonant words and syllables in tilting at windmills • Similar to: ↑same • Derivationally related forms: ↑assonate,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • assonant — adjective or noun see assonance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ASSONANT — ANTE. adj. Qui produit une assonance. Il ne s emploie guère qu au pluriel. Mots assonants. Il faut éviter les terminaisons assonantes. Syllabes assonantes …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • assonant — See assonance. * * * …   Universalium

  • assonant — adjective Characterized by assonance; having successive similar vowel sounds …   Wiktionary

  • assonant — Synonyms and related words: accordant, according, alliteral, alliterating, alliterative, assonantal, attuned, belabored, blended, blending, chanting, chiming, cliche ridden, concordant, consonant, dingdong, harmonic, harmonious, harmonizing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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