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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