What does assonance mean?

Definitions for assonanceˈæs ə nəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assonance, vowel rhyme(noun)

    the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words


  1. assonance(Noun)

    The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds (though with different consonants), usually in literature or poetry.

  2. Origin: assonance, from word assonare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assonance(noun)

    resemblance of sound

  2. Assonance(noun)

    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

  3. Assonance(noun)

    incomplete correspondence

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. assonance. See Assonant.]


  1. Assonance

    Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse. For example, in the phrase "Do you like blue?", the is repeated within the sentence and is assonant. Assonance is found more often in verse than in prose. It is used in English-language poetry, and is particularly important in Old French, Spanish and the Celtic languages.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assonance

    as′son-ans, n. a correspondence in sound: in Spanish and Portuguese poetry, a kind of rhyme, consisting in the coincidence of the vowels of the corresponding syllables, without regard to the consonants, as in mate and shape, feel and need.—adjs. As′ssonant, resembling in sound; As′sonantal, As′sonantic.—v.t. As′sonate, to correspond in sound. [Fr.—L. assonāre, as = ad-, to, sonāre, to sound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assonance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assonance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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