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alliteration

al·lit·er·a·tion

alliteration

pronunciation:
lI t reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of words in a phrase or sentence.
"She shears sheep" is an example of alliteration.
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The word alliteration contains the following parts:
al- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix al- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with the letter "l," such as "loc" and "leg." See ad-.
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading