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Topic: TEXTURES, SOUNDS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Latin assonare 'to answer with the same sound', from ad- 'to' + sonare 'to sound'

assonance

noun
     
as‧so‧nance [uncountable] technical
SL similarity in the vowel sounds of words that are close together in a poem, for example between 'born' and 'warm'
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