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See definition of alliteration on Dictionary.com
  • as infigure of speech
  • as inrepetition
  • as inrhyme

synonyms for alliteration

  • litany
  • recurrence
  • reiteration
  • repeat
  • rhythm
  • chant
  • chorus
  • copy
  • echo
  • encore
  • iteration
  • paraphrase
  • periodicity
  • perseveration
  • practice
  • reappearance
  • recapitulation
  • recital
  • redundancy
  • rehearsal
  • relation
  • renewal
  • repetitiousness
  • replication
  • report
  • reproduction
  • restatement
  • return
  • rote
  • tautology
  • broken record
  • ingemination
  • iteracy
  • iterance
  • reoccurrence
  • staccato
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How to use alliteration in a sentence

No attempt is made to preserve alliteration or archaic diction.
THE TRANSLATIONS OF BEOWULFCHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER
You are familiar with the term "alliteration," and know that it is a favourite device of cheap journalism.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
This has the right swing, and its slightly faulty alliteration could easily be mended, yet Saint Juliana is not verse.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Holthausen restores alliteration by substituting colde for winter.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Haec frumenta legit, si comperit; ordea spernit, T. finde ge, if she find: cleche for finde would restore the alliteration.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Its effects are sometimes most pleasing when the alliteration turns on one or more internal syllables.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
Every line attains double alliteration in the first half, with one alliterating word only in the second half.
BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
The Stanfield and Grieve, upon whose names the happy alliteration is made, are supposed to be celebrated English scene painters.
KATHAY: A CRUISE IN THE CHINA SEASW. HASTINGS MACAULAY
Only one further instance of the systematic employment of alliteration may here be noted in passing.
THE YOUNGER EDDASNORRE
We must take exception, also, in conclusion, to the excess of alliteration.
LAY MORALSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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