aliterate

[ ey-lit-er-it ]
/ eɪˈlɪt ər ɪt /

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.

Origin of aliterate

see origin at a-6, literate

Related forms

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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