- Hyphenation: son‧ance
sonance (plural sonances)
- (obsolete) A sound; a tune.
c. 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies, London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, OCLC 606515358, Act IV, scene ii, page 86:
- (obsolete) The quality or state of being sonant.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sonance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)