Definitions

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  • v. To correspond in (particularly vowel) sounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To correspond in sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To correspond in sound; rime in assonance; be assonant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance

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Examples

  • Thus, in the middle of the dinner party, Miles announces that the team of solicitors he works for is called "Nasty, British and Short"; Anna, who bonded with Miles years before over repartee like "you can go assonate yourself", explains puns to Brooke with examples including "there's no business like slow business".

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  • Hi there, I'm Brooke Baldwin with a check of some of our top stories a Somali man is charged with trying to assonate a Danish artist known for drawing a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

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  • José Eusebio Caro wrote similar hexameters, and, strange to say, made alternate lines assonate:

    Modern Spanish Lyrics

  • _ (c) _ In stressed diphthongs and triphthongs only the vowels receiving the stress assonate, as in _vale, aire

    Modern Spanish Lyrics

  • _ (d) _ In unstressed diphthongs and triphthongs only the strong vowels assonate, as in _turba, lluvia (ú-a), licencia, quisierais (é-a), pido, continuo (í-o) _.

    Modern Spanish Lyrics

  • _Cantar de mío Cid_, I, 65 f.] _ (b) _ A word stressed on the penult may assonate with one page lx stressed on the antepenult.

    Modern Spanish Lyrics

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