how to pronounce alliteration


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The above transcription of alliteration is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alliteration is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of alliteration in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of alliteration


  1. The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals.
  2. The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words, as in Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter.

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