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assonant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Pros.)  Pertaining  to  the  peculiar  species  of  rhyme  called 
  assonance;  not  consonant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assonant 
  adj  1:  having  the  same  sound  (especially  vowel  sound)  occurring  in 
  successive  stressed  syllables;  "note  the  assonant 
  words  and  syllables  in  `tilting  at  windmills'" 
  2:  having  the  same  vowel  sound  occurring  with  different 
  consonants  in  successive  words  or  stressed  syllables 




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