from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sound; a tune.
  • n. The quality or state of being sonant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sound; a tune.
  • n. The quality or state of being sonant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sound; a tune; a call.
  • n. Sonancy.


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  • With soft lightings, calming sonance of a river stream and feet relaxed in a warm pool, witness a school of Turkish spa fish swim up and gently nibble on your feet. » They have schools for this

  • _ IV, ii, 35, where the Constable of France orders the trumpets to 'sound the tucket-sonance, and the note to mount,' which fits in with Markham's definition, for the passage appears to recognise the tucket as in some sort a _preparatory_ signal.

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  • The Emancipation of Re:sonance continues through Feb. 14 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan; 212 319-5300,

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  • The title of the series alludes to Schoenberg's precept; "re:sonance," so punctuated, implies both history and sound.

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  • Both notions figure into the Emancipation of Re:sonance, a concert series presented in conjunction with the Manhattan New Music Project in which contemporary artists are asked to provide fresh perspectives on works by canonical Austrian composers.

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