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Definitionuse of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable — such as "rapidly rising river"
- Having a weakness for alliteration, his first tweet was "I am tweeting to test this Twitter thing."
- I could see Macdona among the doctors—"Hope in Harley Street"—Mac had always a weakness for alliteration.Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan -- The Poison Belt
- I did so purely for the sake of alliteration, Ana; and I shall make no further allusion to them.George Bernard Shaw -- Man And Superman
- Valentine had a knack for alliteration that made her phrases memorable.Orson Scott Card -- Ender's Game
- I only wish I had an excellent answer, something pithy and substantive, maybe with a little alliteration, but instead I have one that's merely short.Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
- Mere alliteration, Mrs. Pearce, natural to a poet.George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
- Carla Carlucci: alliteration.Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
- "Scholastic Aptitude Practice Test, English, Part III" floats at eye level, atop a long column of words-"cacophony," "metaphor," "alliteration"-and choices of definitions.Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
- I don't know what this — jolly old — Jaundiced Jail,' Tom had paused to find a sufficiently complimentary and expressive name for the parental roof, and seemed to relieve his mind for a moment by the strong alliteration of this one, 'would be without you.'Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
- Or something more than alliteration, but I don't know the term for it.Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
- Aside from the tragic alliteration, he was perfect in every single way.Kody Keplinger -- The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
- I would have thought that he was too drunk to recite a limerick but he sounded off endlessly, in perfect scansion with complex inner rhymes and rippling alliterations, an astounding feat of virtuosity in rhetoric.Robert A. Heinlein -- Glory Road