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alliterationnoun [U]

uk   /əˌlɪt.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /əˌlɪt̬.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ 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 ​ruggedrocks the ​raggedrascalran" uses alliteration.
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adjective /əˈlɪt.ər.ə.tɪv/  us /əˈlɪt̬ər.ə.t̬ɪv/
alliterative ​style
(Definition of alliteration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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