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al·lit·er·a·tion

 (ə-lĭt′ə-rā′shən)
n.
The repetition of identical or similar sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables, as in "on scrolls of silver snowy sentences" (Hart Crane). Modern alliteration is predominantly consonantal; certain literary traditions, such as Old English verse, also alliterate using vowel sounds.

[From ad- + Latin littera, letter.]

alliteration

(əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of the same consonant (consonantal alliteration) or of a vowel, not necessarily the same vowel (vocalic alliteration), at the beginning of each word or each stressed syllable in a line of verse, as in around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran
[C17: from Medieval Latin alliterātiō (from Latin al- (see ad-) + litera letter), on the model of obliterātiō obliteration]
alˈliterative adj

al•lit•er•a•tion

(əˌlɪt əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. repetition of the same sound, as a consonant or cluster, at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables, as in from stem to stern. Compare consonance (def. 4a).
2. the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin alliterātiō=al- al- + literātiō]
al•lit′er•a`tive (-əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv) adj.
al•lit′er•a`tive•ly, adv.
al•lit′er•a`tive•ness, n.

alliteration

the repetition of a sound, especially a consonant, for rhetorical or poetic effect. Also called adnomination, agnomination, annomination. — alliterative, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

alliteration

1. The use of the same consonant at the beginning of several successive words, especially in a line of verse.
2. Use of a sequence of words beginning with the same initial letter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alliteration - use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
Translations
alkusointu
aliteracija

alliteration

[əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən] Naliteración f

alliteration

[əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən] nallitération f

alliteration

nAlliteration f, → Stabreim m

alliteration

[əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃn] nallitterazione f
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