from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being alternate; occurrence or performance by turns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Alternateness; alternation.
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Petrarch; for Lorenzo's are frequently more clear, less alembiquis, and not inharmonious as Petrarch's often are from being too crowded with words, for which room is made by numerous elisions, which prevent the softening alternacy of vowels and consonants.