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Oxford English Dictionary

Etymology [< French assonance (compare Spanish asonancia ), as if < Latin *assonāntia , < assonāre to sound to, respond to, < as- = ad- to + sonāre to sound.]

2. Prosody. The correspondence or rhyming of one word with another in the accented vowel and those which follow, but not in the consonants, as used in the versification of Old French, Spanish, Celtic, and other languages





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