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alliteration

uh li tuh ray shuhn

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

  • With gloriously abusive alliteration he has made it his business to assault deans and department heads for the bureaucratic academese that passes as English.
  • Puns, alliteration and copious phonetic wordplay fill the balloons and boxes.
  • He was an effective speaker, with an affinity for alliteration; he had preached on "Women, Weddings and Wives," "Red Heads, Dead Heads and No Heads," and the "Kinship of .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
Quotes

  • Bob Sheppard in New York Daily News
    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.
  • Robyn in SheKnows.com
    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.
  • Randy Wayne White in Boston Globe
    First of all, the alliteration is great,White said, "but, more important, it's something [Tomlinson] would like."

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