What does the word consonance mean?

Usage examples for consonance

  1. The whole development of the scale, and the complex feeling of tonality, is an expression of the desire for consonance. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. He had laughed the possibility to scorn, in other days, holding the passion to be the sober child of propinquity, sympathy, consonance of ideas, similar tastes, and pursuits, and fanned into flame, after due time to kindle, by the appearance of a rival. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. The United States is the only one of the great nations in which the forest work of the Government is not concentrated under one department, in consonance with the plainest dictates of good administration and common sense. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various