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English definition of “alliteration”

alliteration

noun [U] uk   /əˌlɪt.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /əˌlɪt̬-/ specialized
the use, especially in poetry, of the same sound or sounds, especially consonants, at the beginning of several words that are close together: "Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran" uses alliteration.
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