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as•so•nance



Pronunciation: (as'u-nuns), [key]
n.
1. resemblance of sounds.
2. Also called vowel rhyme. Pros.rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.
3. partial agreement or correspondence.

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