WORD BY LETTER : English CROSSWORD SOLVER and others things ...
Words starting with : 
Words ending  with : 
Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet
Find a definition : 
Home

definition of the word alliteration

by the Wiktionnary

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Latin ad + litera letter.

Wikipedia has an article on:
Alliteration

Wikipedia

Singular
alliteration

Plural
alliterations

alliteration (plural alliterations)

  1. The repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following lines: -
    Behemoth, biggest born of earth, upheaved His vastness. -Milton.
    Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields. -Tennyson.

The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words is also called alliteration. Anglo-Saxon poetry is characterized by alliterative meter of this sort. Later poets also employed it.

In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne, I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were. -P. Plowman.

Definition from Wiktionary
Content avaible with GNU Free Documentation License

Powered by php Powered by MySQL Optimized for Firefox