consonance

The noun consonance refers to a state of agreement or harmony of parts, and it often refers to a pleasing combination of musical sounds.

In its musical sense, the opposite of consonance is dissonance. Consonance can also refer to a repetition of consonants in words that are close together, as the "ck" in "thick sock." In this sense, the opposite is assonance, which is a repetition of vowel sounds, as the "a's" in "bake sale."

Primary Meanings of consonance

1.
n
the property of sounding harmonious
2.
n
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
Full Definitions of consonance
1

n the property of sounding harmonious

Synonyms:
harmoniousness
Type of:
harmony
an agreeable sound property
2

n the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words

Synonyms:
consonant rhyme
Type of:
rhyme, rime
correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)

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