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English definition of “assonance”

assonance

noun [U]     /ˈæs.ən.əns/ specialized
the similarity in sound between two syllables that are close together, created by the same vowels but different consonants (e.g. 'back' and ' hat '), or by the same consonants and different vowels (e.g. ' hit ' and ' heart ') → Compare alliterationPhonology and phonetics
(Definition of assonance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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