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English definition of “tongue twister”

tongue twister

noun [C]    
a phrase or sentence that is difficult to say quickly because it has many similar sounds in itWays of speaking
(Definition of tongue twister noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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