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I like the consonance in Barber’s music.
  in keeping with (or in harmony with) — especially in these 3 senses:
  • to sound harmonious
  • for parts to work harmoniously together
  • the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words — such as "last but not least"
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consonance consonances
Strongly Associated with:   assonance
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  • I like the consonance in Barber’s music.
  • Her actions are in consonance with the instructions she was given.
  • She writes with rhythm and consonance.
  • The consonance felt eternal.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Whatever opinion we may hold on the famous Question, we may accept at least one modest principle: when proof to the contrary is lacking, any given passage should be interpreted in consonance with the rest.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The faint thought she was thinking of Mrs. Ramsay seemed in consonance with this quiet house; this smoke; this fine early morning air.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Beauty would be his life; his aspirations would all tend toward it; and, allowing his frame and physical organs to be in consonance, his own developments would likewise be beautiful.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This self-effacement in both directions had been quite in consonance with her independent character of desiring nothing by way of favour or pity to which she was not entitled on a fair consideration of her deserts.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It would have been in consonance with the spirit of Captain Vere should he on this occasion have concealed nothing from the condemned one—should he indeed have frankly disclosed to him the part he himself had played in bringing about the decision, at the same time revealing his actuating motives.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • His jaw was too square and set and his figure too straight and stiff: these things suggested a want of easy consonance with the deeper rhythms of life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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  • Who brings the One to join the general ordination, Where it may throb in grandest consonance?
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • His jaw was too square and set and his figure too straight and stiff: these things suggested a want of easy consonance with the deeper rhythms of life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • To the travellers there seemed to be no wind; but these pines waved majestically at their topmost boughs, sending forth a dull, plaintive sound that was quite in consonance with the rest of the melancholy scene.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • …broad and full between the eyes; the nostrils in expansion disclosed membrane so deeply red as to suggest the flashing of flame; the necks were arches, overlaid with fine mane so abundant as to drape the shoulders and breast, while in happy consonance the forelocks were like ravellings of silken veils; between the knees and the fetlocks the legs were flat as an open hand, but above the knees they were rounded with mighty muscles, needful to upbear the shapely close-knit bodies; the…
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • M,—But then there is no consonancy in the sequel; that suffers under probation: A should follow, but O does.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • But let me conjure you, by the rights of our fellowship, by the consonancy of our youth, by the obligation of our ever-preserved love, and by what more dear a better proposer could charge you withal, be even and direct with me, whether you were sent for or no. Ros.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Associated words [difficulty]:   consonance , assonance [9] , consonant [8] , alliteration [8] , assonance [9]
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