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Word of the Day 09/16/15 Alliteration

Alliteration (noun)
alliteration [uh-lit-uh-rey-shuh n]


noun
1. the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all.
2. the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.

Origin: 1650-60; < Medieval Latin alliterātiōn-, stem of alliterātiō, equivalent to al- al- + literātiō, modeled after obliterātiō obliteration but intended to convey a derivative of littera letter

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