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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Use the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of words in a series (usually as a poetic device)

Usage examples (34)
  • (All vowels are held to alliterate with each other.)
  • Pairs of words with the same beginning letter and sound are alliterate.
  • Perhaps you could give us the some sort of creatively alliterate Christmas film list.
  • I will also pitch the other more wordy, alliterate, and somewhat baser title that came to mind: for more
Tutoring comment
  • If you know how to "alliterate" (repeat an initial consonant sound in two or more words), chances are you're not "illiterate" (unable to read or write).
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