noun. ['ˌkɑːnsəˈleɪʃən'] the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment.
- cold comfort
- bright side
- low relief
- high relief
Words that Rhyme with Consolation
How do you pronounce consolation?
Pronounce consolation as ˌkɑnsəˈleɪʃən.
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Example sentences of the word consolation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Since they lost, offer it as a consolation prize.
Quotes containing the word consolation
1. Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.
- Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
2. sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love
- Gabriel García Márquez
3. Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.
- Christopher Hitchens
noun. ['ˌkɑːnsəˈleɪʃən'] the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction.