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consonancy


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consonance  \Con"so*nance\,  Consonancy  \Con"so*nan*cy\,  n.  [L. 
  consonantia:  cf  F.  consonnance.] 
  1.  (Mus.)  Accord  or  agreement  of  sounds  produced 
  simultaneously,  as  a  note  with  its  third  fifth  and 
  eighth 
 
  2.  Agreement  or  congruity;  harmony;  accord;  consistency; 
  suitableness. 
 
  The  perfect  consonancy  of  our  persecuted  church  to 
  the  doctrines  of  Scripture  and  antiquity.  --Hammond. 
 
  The  optic  nerve  responds  to  the  waves  with  which  it 
  is  in  consonance.  --Tyndall. 
 
  3.  Friendship;  concord.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  the  consonancy  of  our  youth.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Agreement;  accord;  consistency;  unison;  harmony; 
  congruity;  suitableness;  agreeableness.