tongue twister


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tongue twister

n.
1. A word or group of words difficult to articulate rapidly, usually because of a succession of similar consonantal sounds, as in Shall she sell seashells?
2. Something difficult to pronounce.
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tongue twister

n
a sentence or phrase that is difficult to articulate clearly and quickly, such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
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tongue′ twist`er


n.
a word or sequence of words difficult to pronounce, esp. rapidly, because of alliteration or a slight variation of consonant sounds, as “She sells seashells by the seashore.”
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tongue twister - an expression that is difficult to articulate clearlytongue twister - an expression that is difficult to articulate clearly; "`rubber baby buggy bumper' is a tongue twister"
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
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