Origin of assonance
Examples from the Web for assonantal
In the modern Irish language the verse rhymes are assonantal.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for assonantal
Word Origin for assonance
Word Origin and History for assonantal
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).