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- n. Plural form of sonance.
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He also wrote on The Sensation of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music, and thereby stimulated Debussy to speculate on the nature of the overtones, con - sonances, and dissonances (Fleming, pp. 683, 712).
Descartes declined to judge the goodness of con - sonances by such a rational method, protesting that the ear prefers one or another according to the musical context rather than because of any concordance of vibrations.