Definition of consonance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsənəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsənəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] consonance (with something) (formal) agreement a policy that is popular because of its consonance with traditional party doctrine
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] (music) a combination of musical notes that sound pleasing together opposite dissonance
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin consonantia, from consonant- ‘sounding together’, from the verb consonare, from con- ‘with’ + sonare ‘to sound’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consonance