[ ey-lit-er-it ]
/ eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt /
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a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so: Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books.
of, relating to, or characteristic of aliterates.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM aliteratea·lit·er·a·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aliterate
/ (eɪˈlɪtərɪt) /
a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so
of or relating to aliterates
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