Part of speech: noun

The use of a number of words with the same initial letter; as, a tale of terror.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "alliteration":

  1. Mere alliteration, Mrs. Pearce, natural to a poet. - "Pygmalion", George Bernard Shaw.
  2. 7: Inserted by the translator for the alliteration’ s sake. - "An anthology of German literature", Calvin Thomas.
  3. Analogous to alliteration and perhaps to be classed as a by- form of it is the subtle use of the same sound in unstressed parts of neighboring words, as in- Over the dark abyss, whose boiling gulf Tamely endured a bridge of wondrous length. - "The Principles of English Versification", Paull Franklin Baum.