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assonance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assonance  \As"so*nance\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  assonance.  See  {Assonant}.] 
  1.  Resemblance  of  sound.  ``The  disagreeable  assonance  of 
  `sheath'  and  `sheathed.'''  --Steevens. 
 
  2.  (Pros.)  A  peculiar  species  of  rhyme,  in  which  the  last 
  acce`ted  vow`l  and  tnose  whioh  follow  it  in  one  word 
  correspond  in  sound  with  the  vowels  of  another  word  while 
  the  consonants  of  the  two  words  are  unlike  in  sound;  as 
  calamo  and  platano  baby  and  chary. 
 
  The  assonance  is  peculiar  to  the  Spaniard.  --Hallam. 
 
  3.  Incomplete  correspondence. 
 
  Assonance  between  facts  seemingly  remote.  --Lowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assonance 
  n  :  the  repetition  of  similar  vowels  in  the  stressed  syllables 
  of  successive  words  [syn:  {vowel  rhyme}] 




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