alliterate

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verb al·lit·er·ate \ə-ˈli-tə-ˌrāt\

Definition of alliterate

alliterated

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alliterating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form an alliteration

  3. 2 :  to write or speak alliteratively

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to arrange or place so as to make alliteration alliterate syllables in a sentence

Origin and Etymology of alliterate

back-formation from alliteration


First Known Use: 1739

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