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assonancenoun [U]

 /ˈæs·ə·nəns/
literature the use of ​similarsounds, esp. ​vowels, in two or more words, as in "​mellowweddingbells"
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assonancenoun [U]

uk   us   /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 "​hat")
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