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consonance (noun) harmony; agreement of sounds in music.

There is consonance between your words and actions if they go together, that is if you act according to your words. Consonance implies the putting together of two things without any problem. When the ordinary members of a party act according to the directives of the party leaders, there is a consonance between the leaders and the followers. The company's discounts on bulk sales is in consonance with its policy of increasing sales by offering incentives. Such offers are in agreement with its policy. If all the instruments in an orchestra produce perfect harmony, there is a consonance among the notes. Consonance is the most important quality of music.

  • The bright blue sky, the cool breeze, and the tranquil sea appeared to be in consonance with one another and encouraged the sailors to put out into the sea with all assurance of a smooth sailing.
  • A wrong note played by a flautist spoiled the consonance of the music played in perfect unison by the rest of instrumentalists in the orchestra.
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