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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wide from the purpose; contrary; discordant: opposed to consonant: as, “absonant to nature,” Quarles, The Mourner.


ab- (“away”) +‎ sonant (“voiced sound”), from Latin sonare ("sound"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Those rappers who natter and howl
    Spew verse whose savor is foul.
    If the match is just assonant
    The rhyming is absonant.
    A rhyme is much more than a vowel.

    June 5, 2015

  • Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant.

    Latin ab + sonans, past preterite of sonare to sound.

    May 7, 2008