- The definition of alliteration is a grammatical term meaning two or more words in a row starting with the same sounds.
An example of alliteration is to write, “...winds whipping wildly.”
Origin: Midieval Latin alliteratio ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush littera, letter
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Origin: From ad- + Latin littera, letter.
alliteration - Cultural Definition
The repetition of the beginning sounds of words, as in “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,” “long-lived,” “short shrift,” and “the fickle finger of fate.”