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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To use alliteration in speech or writing.
  • intransitive verb To have or contain alliteration.
  • intransitive verb To form or arrange with alliteration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To begin with the same letter or sound, as two or more words in immediate or near succession; agree in initial letter or sound; make an alliteration.
  • To use alliteration.
  • noun One given to the use of alliteration.
  • Formed by or showing alliteration: as, alliterate words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To employ or place so as to make alliteration.
  • intransitive verb To compose alliteratively; also, to constitute alliteration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to use alliteration

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb use alliteration as a form of poetry

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from alliteration.]

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