MEANING: noun:
1. Agreement or accord.
2. A combination of sounds pleasing to the ear.
3. The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the ends of words, such as st in the phrase first and last.

Via French, from Latin con- (with) + sonare (to sound), from sonus (sound). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swen- (to sound), which also gave us sound, sonic, sonnet, sonata, and unison. Earliest documented use: 1430.


CONSONANCE - all the letters but A E I O and U (the "identity" transformation)

COINSONANCE - random noises that happen to sound nice together

RONSONANCE - the click made by an old cigarette lighter

CONSONACE - that little squeak at the poker table made by a pair of bullets in the hole as you gently open them into view