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 british english:

“… nails bit of alliteration yeah yeah it …”

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.

alliteration frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word alliteration occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alliteration can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alliteration can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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