Definition of “alliteration” - English Dictionary

“alliteration” in British English

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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 rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran" uses alliteration.
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adjective /əˈlɪt.ər.ə.tɪv/ /əˈlɪt̬ər.ə.t̬ɪv/

alliterative style

(Definition of “alliteration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“alliteration” in American English

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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)