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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"
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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/  us /əˈlɪt̬ər.ə.t̬ɪv/
alliterative style
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