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English definition of “tongue-twister”

tongue-twister

noun [C] uk   us  
a sentence or phrase that is intended to be difficult to say, especially when repeated quickly and often: 'She sells seashells on the seashore' is a well-known tongue-twister.Ways of speaking
(Definition of tongue-twister from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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