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Meaning of ASSONANT

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables
  2. [adj]  having the same sound (especially vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables; "note the assonant words and syllables in `tilting at windmills'"

ASSONANT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: rhymed, rhyming, rimed, riming, same



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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