aliterate

[ey-lit-er-it]

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.

Nearby words

  1. alison,
  2. alisphenoid,
  3. alissa,
  4. alist,
  5. alit,
  6. aliturgical,
  7. aliunde,
  8. alive,
  9. alive and kicking,
  10. alive to

Origin of aliterate

see origin at a-6, literate

Related formsa·lit·er·a·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for aliterate

aliterate

noun

a person who is able to read but disinclined to do so

adjective

of or relating to aliterates
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