Assonant

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Assonant \As"so*nant\, adjective [L. assonans, p. pr. of assonare to sound to, to correspond to in sound; ad + sonare to sound, sonus sound: cf. F. assonant. See {Sound}.]

1. Having a resemblance of sounds.

2. (Pros.) Pertaining to the peculiar species of rhyme called assonance; not consonant.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

assonant

adjective

1: having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables; "note the assonant words and syllables in 'tilting at windmills'"

2: having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables

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