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ALLITERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alliteration mean? 

ALLITERATION (noun)
  The noun ALLITERATION has 1 sense:

1. use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

  Familiarity information: ALLITERATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLITERATION (noun)


Sense 1alliteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

alliteration; beginning rhyme; head rhyme; initial rhyme

Context example:

around the rock the ragged rascal ran

Hypernyms ("alliteration" is a kind of...):

rhyme; rime (correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds))


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