- 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.”
Wind whipping wildly is an example of alliteration.
alliteration definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Midieval Latin alliteratio ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush littera, letter
alliteration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.”