Alliteration (noun)

  1. The repetition of the initial sound or sounds of words in a phrase or verse.
  2. The use of words that begin with the same sound in close proximity.


From latin alliteratio, from alliterare "to begin with the same letter".


  1. The phrase "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is an example of alliteration.
  2. In the poem, the alliteration of "s" sounds in "She sells sea shells" creates a pleasing effect.
  3. The alliteration in the title "The Big Bad Wolf" adds emphasis to the phrase.
  4. The alliteration in the phrase "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear" creates a catchy and memorable phrase.
  5. The alliteration in the phrase "Sally sold sea shells by the seashore" creates a sing-song effect.
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