Consonance Con"so*nance, Consonancy Con"so*nan*cy, n. [L. consonantia: cf. F. consonnance.] 1. (Mus.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth. [1913 Webster]

2. Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness. [1913 Webster]

The perfect consonancy of our persecuted church to the doctrines of Scripture and antiquity. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The optic nerve responds to the waves with which it is in consonance. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

3. Friendship; concord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

By the consonancy of our youth. --Shak.

Syn: Agreement; accord; consistency; unison; harmony; congruity; suitableness; agreeableness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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