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vowel rhymes

vowel rhymes is a plural form of vowel rhyme

vowel rhyme


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


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vowel rhymes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet



Definition references


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)


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)



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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)



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)


Encarta Dictionary:


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)

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