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alliterationnoun [U]

 /ə·lɪt̬·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
English the repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words, as in "live and learn"
(Definition of alliteration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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