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Meaning of alliteration

al•lit•er•a•tion

Pronunciation: (u-lit"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound groupas in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllableas in each to all. Cf. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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