Origin of assonance
Related Words for assonantmelodic, tuneful, musical, accordant, agreeable, clear, dulcet, euphonious, mellifluous, mellow, pleasing, resonant, soft, sweet, symphonic, euphonic, harmonic, symphonious, canorous, concordant
Examples from the Web for assonant
Historical Examples of assonant
Edom means red, and Bossrah is assonant to Bsser, a vinedresser.
All rhymes and all approaches to rhyme, form the assonant metres.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
I observed no instance of the assonant rhyme; but there are several glosses, or, in the Portuguese word, grosas.
Bel crouches—as men have crouched to Bel; Nebo cowers—a stronger verb than crouches, but assonant to it, like cower to crouch.
It is written in the assonant, or vowel rhyme, that was universal among European nations in the early stage of their civilization.National Epics
Kate Milner Rabb
Word Origin for assonance
1727, "resemblance of sounds between words," from French assonance, from assonant, from Latin assonantem (nominative assonans), present participle of assonare "to resound, respond to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sonare "to sound" (see sonata). Properly, in prosody, "rhyming of accented vowels, but not consonants" (1823).