Definition of alliterate in English:
1(Of a phrase or line of verse) contain words that begin with the same sound or letter: his first and last names alliterated
More example sentences
- You'll hear how the stanza rounds off the sequence of long, unrhymed lines with a bob-and-wheel, a series of shorter, rhyming lines that also alliterate.
- I think I might email the programme and ask them to choose something that alliterates otherwise that's going to irritate me for goodness knows how many years.
- The title should change every time a new poet is appointed and should alliterate or rhyme with the name of the new holder of the title.
1.1Use words that begin with the same sound or letter.
- They also - and this is when you know a cricket-writer is really moved - began to alliterate, so Jayasuriya rapidly became the Marauder of Matara.
- The Anglo-Saxon tradition of alliterating half lines in verse might be argued an equal influence.
- Make it catchy of course, but rhyme, pun, and alliterate at your own risk.
late 18th century: back-formation from alliteration.
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