Meaning of assonance

as•so•nance

Pronunciation: (as'u-nuns), [key]
— n.
  1. resemblance of sounds.
  2. rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent and reticence.
  3. partial agreement or correspondence.
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