Definition for vocalic alliteration (2 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for vocalic alliteration
Word Origin for alliteration
Word Origin and History for vocalic 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.
Culture definitions for vocalic alliteration
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.”