Assonance is defined as the act of repeating a vowel sound in a phrase or sentence, often in poetry.(noun)
An example of assonance in a sentence would be the repeated use of the /oo/ sound in the sentence, “True, I do like Sue.”
The definition of assonance is something that is similar, particularly in reference to sound.(noun)
An example of assonance would be the similarity between the short e sound and the schwa sound.
See assonance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L assonans, prp. of assonare, to sound in answer < ad-, to + sonare, sound, v.
See assonance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Latin assonāre, to respond to
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
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