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vowel rhymes

vowel rhymes is a plural form of vowel rhyme

vowel rhyme

Definition:

the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

vowel rhymes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

assonance

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

assonance | vowel rhyme [sense-specific] | assonant [adjective, noun, related] | assonantal [adjective, related]

resemblance of sound in words or syllables | relatively close juxtaposition of similar sounds especially of vowels ; repetition of vowels without ... (21 of 92 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/assonance

Random House Dictionary:

assonance | vowel rhyme [synonym, sense-specific]

resemblance of sounds. | [prose] rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming ... (23 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/assonance

Wikipedia:

Assonance | o | ou | ue

the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse. For example, in the phrase "Do you like blue?", the /uː/ is repeated... (41 of 838 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Assonance

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rhyme | rime | assonance

the most prominent of the literary artifices used in versification. Although it was used in ancient East Asian poetry, rhyme was practically unknown ... (23 of 486 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

assonance | assonant [derived]

the use of the same vowel sound with different consonants or the same ... | partial correspondence; rough similarity (18 of 323 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assonance

Britannica Encyclopedia:

assonance [prosody]

in prosody, repetition of stressed vowel sounds within words with different end consonants, as in the phrase "quite like." It's unlike rhyme, in which ... (24 of 315 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/39488​/assonance

Oxford Dictionary:

assonance | assonant [derived] | assonate [derived]

resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, arising particularly from the rhyming of two or more stressed vowels, but not consonants (e.g. ... (23 of 109 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assonance

American Heritage Dictionary:

assonance | assonant [adjective, noun, related] | assonantal [adjective, related]

Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words, as in | The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assonance

New World Dictionary:

assonance | assonant [adjective, noun, related]

likeness of sound, as in a series of words or syllables | [prosody] repetition of a vowel sound in stressed syllables in which the consonant sounds ... (25 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assonance

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assonance [uncountable, literary]

the repeating of sounds in words that are close together, especially in poetry, for example "I tried to light the fire" (21 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assonance

Cambridge Dictionary:

assonance [specialized]

the similarity in sound between two syllables that are close together, created either by the same consonants and different vowels (e.g. 'hit' and ... (23 of 45 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assonance

Wiktionary:

assonance [prosody] | assonances [plural]

The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds (though with different consonants), usually in literature or poetry. (17 of 19 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assonance

Encarta Dictionary:

assonance

the similarity of two or more vowel sounds or the repetition of two or more consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem. ... (27 of 54 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587312​/definition​.html  [offline]

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