alliteration alliteration  /ə ˈlɪ tə ˌreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

Usage(s):

  1. With gloriously abusive alliteration he has made it his business to assault deans and department heads for the bureaucratic academese that passes as English.
  2. Puns, alliteration and copious phonetic wordplay fill the balloons and boxes.
  3. The digital bard gives hints on rhymes, words and alliteration and will even complete a fragmentary ode based on what is already written.

News

  • Why Won't OKC Thunder Just Amnesty Kendrick Perkins Already?

    It's no secret that Kendrick Perkins hasn't quite lived up to his expectations with the Oklahoma City Thunder . It's also no secret that Perkins (extreme alliteration warning) is getting paid a pretty penny for poor production, which makes the idea of letting him go all the more tantalizing. So why on Earth would the Thunder pay a player $8.9 million next season if all he pitched in this season ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. It was Sheppard's approach when he announced his first name on April 17, 1951 - Dominic DiMaggio ("I've always been fond of alliteration," Sheppard says) - and will be whenever he announces his last one.
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Bob Sheppard Source: New York Daily News

  2. "I married a man who doesn't know a participle from a preposition, but somehow we make a perfect pair. Too bad he can't appreciate the alliteration," says Robyn Tellefsen, a 30-year-old freelance writer and editor.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Robyn Source: SheKnows.com

  3. "First of all, the alliteration is great," White said, "but, more important, it's something [Tomlinson] would like."
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Randy Wayne White Source: Boston Globe

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