- allingham, margery,
- allis's sign,
Origin of alliteration
Examples from the Web for alliteration
But if you can get past the predilection for alliteration and the teehee!Why We Worship Derek Jeter (Even If He Kinda Sucks at Shortstop)|Robert Silverman|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I congratulated him on a “well-deserved win” and he commended me my alliteration, smiling profusely all the while.
By alliteration is meant the succession of two or more words whose initial sounds are identical or very similar.Rhymes and Meters|Horatio Winslow
Alliteration is, however, more readily allowed in epigram and antithesis than in plain, straightforward passages.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
Having spoken sufficiently of the Initial, I come now to the mix'd Alliteration.Letters Concerning Poetical Translations|William Benson
Alliteration, both initial and internal, is common in Lamentations.
Other examples of alliteration in proverbs are: "Delays are dangerous," "Speech is silvern, silence is golden."Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
Word Origin for alliteration
1650s, "a begining with the same letter," from Modern Latin alliterationem (nominative alliteratio), noun of action from past participle stem of alliterare "to begin with the same letter," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter). Formed on model of obliteration, etc. Related: Alliterational.
The repetition of the beginning sounds of words, as in “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,” “long-lived,” “short shrift,” and “the fickle finger of fate.”