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aliterate

[ ey-lit-er-it ]
/ eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt /
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noun
a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so: Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of aliterates.
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Origin of aliterate

see origin at a-6, literate

OTHER WORDS FROM aliterate

a·lit·er·a·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aliterate

aliterate
/ (eɪˈlɪtərɪt) /

noun
a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so
adjective
of or relating to aliterates
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