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" Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals... "
An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin ... - Page 25
by Noah Webster - 1846 - 1079 pages
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Oxford local examinations. Thomson's Spring: with a life of the poet, notes ...

James Thomson - 1863
...object of bids. LINE 21. — Deform the day delightless ; an example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals, as/and d in the following lines : Desponding .Fair, of /eeble /ancies /ull. — Spring, line 286. Our...
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The student's English dictionary, the pronunciation adapted to the best ...

John Ogilvie - 1865
...Alliteration, al-lit-ir-ft'sbon, n. [L. ad, and (iff ra, a letter.) Repeating or playing on a letter; the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words in close succession. Alliterative, al-lit'er-at-iv, a. Pfrtainin^ to alliteration. Allocate, alld-kftt,...
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Chambers's etymological dictionary of the English language, ed. by J. Donald

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1867
...American crocodile. [Sp. ell&garto, L. lacerta, a lizard.] See UamL Alliteration, al-Ut-r-'shun, n. the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words close to each other, as in, * ept alliteration's artful aid.' [L. ad, and litera, a tetter.] alliterative,...
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A handy-book about books

John Power - Bibliography - 1870 - 217 pages
...v. vii, p. 235, 341. ALLITERATION.— Lat., al for ad, to, and litera, a letter; Fr., alliteration. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. — Boag. See Wheatley, Of Anagrams, p. 23, and N. & Q., s. n, v. viii, p. 412. ALLONYM (Allonymous)...
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Sanders' Union Fifth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers (Secondary) - 1870 - 480 pages
...beautiful example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the commencement of two or more words, immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. those barren mountain slopes are clothed with foliage ; the furnace blazes ; the anvil rings; the busy...
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Merry's Museum

1871
...things than a very confused idea of too many. Have you learned, yet, what an alliteration is? It is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. Thus there is an alliteration of the letter h in Pope's description of the penal task of Sisyphus :...
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A Primary School Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1871 - 352 pages
...phibious rep- а&вЯц&ь^^ tile ; the Amer- ^BaSS^fE^ ican crocodile. Allocator. Al-lt'er-'tion n. Repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more successive words. Al'lo-ea'tion, n. A putting one thing to another. A11o-€u'tion, n. Act or man....
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A dictionary of the derivations of the English language

English language - 1872
...states by compact, treaty, or league. Alliteration, (al-lit-er-u'shun) n. [L. ml and lilera, letter.] The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other or at short intervals. Allocation, (al-1o-ku'shnn)п. [L. ailocatio, from ad and locare, to place.] Act of putting one thing...
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Chambers's English Dictionary: Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological ...

James Donald - English language - 1872 - 952 pages
...striking against [L. aUiiio, from attido — ad, and loedo, to hurt.] ALLITERATION, al-lit-er-a'shun, n. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words following close to each other, as in 'apt alliteration's artful aid.' [Fr., — L. ad, to, and litera,...
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A smaller English dictionary

John Ogilvie - English language - 1872 - 472 pages
...lizard; the American crocodile. [Sp. lagarto; L. lacerta, a lizard.] Alliteration, al-lit-tr-a'shon, n. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words in close succession. [L. litera, a letter] Alliterative, al-lit'er-at-iv, a. Pertaining to alliteration....
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