tongue-twister

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tongue + twister

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tongue-twister (plural tongue-twisters)

  1. A phrase that is deliberately designed to be difficult to say correctly, usually because of varying combinations of similar phonemes.
    “Red lorry, yellow lorry” and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” are well-known tongue-twisters.

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