alliterate

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Back-formation from alliteration.

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alliterate (third-person singular simple present alliterates, present participle alliterating, simple past and past participle alliterated)

  1. (intransitive) To exhibit alliteration.
  2. (transitive) To use (a word or sound) so as to make alliteration.
    • 1888, George Theodore Dippold, Richard Wagner's Poem the Ring of the Nibelung: Explained and in Part Translated
      It is a strophe of six lines, of which the first and second and the fourth and fifth belong together, while the third and sixth are independently alliterated.

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