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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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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 6

American literature - 1874
...Bookseller. ALLITERATION. — Latin, al for ad, to, and litera, a. letter ; French, allitÚration. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals. — BOAG. See Wheatley's Of Anagrams, p. 23, and Notes and Queries, ad Series, Vol. vin, p. 412. ALLONYM...
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All about hard words: a dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading ...

All - 1874
...ingredients of different values. Alliteration, al-litty-rayslmn (Latin, ad, to ; lilera, a letter). The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals, as in the two following lines, applied to Cardinal Wolsey :— "Begot by butchers, but by bishops bred,...
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The Normal Grammar, Analytic and Synthetic: Illustrated by Diagrams

Stephen Watkins Clark - English language - 1875 - 334 pages
...Into anxiety, anxiety into dread, and dread into despair."— Irving. DEF. 33. — Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...two or more words immediately succeeding each other. 834 ENGLISH ▄RAMMAR—PART IV. Г. \ Aul-Lei4.. • !. " Up the Algh AllÝ Ae Aeavee a Ange, round...
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Advanced English grammar

English grammar - 1880
...spread thy sails; call every wind; Eye thy great Pole-star; make the land of life." (ii.) Alliteration ; the repetition of the same letter at the beginning...two or more words immediately succeeding each other : (a) "He carves with classic chisel the Corinthian capital that crowns the column." (b) " No other...
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The Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary, Volume 1

John Ogilvie - 1882
...of the sea.* Woodward. Alliteration (al-ltt-er-iVshon), n. [Al for L. ad. to, and litera, a letter.] The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as, many men many ╗finds; rfeath defies the doctor. 'Apt alliteration's artful aid.' Churchill. 'Puffs,...
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The Teachers' and Students' Library: A Compendium of Knowledge Necessary to ...

George Dallas Lind - Education - 1882 - 532 pages
...He did his party all the harm in his power: he spoke for it and voted against it" 23. ALLITERATION, the repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words which succeed each other; as, In broad, sonorous, silver swells The air was billowed like the sk.j...
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Barat's Pronouncing, Etymological, and Pictorial Dictionary of the ..., Volume 1

Bengali language - 1882
...strike, linus, struck. )Та**Г4 ^гМ^^ЗИ ^1 ţtţţtl 1 ALLITERATION, al-lit-er ń' shun, ╗г. The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words . close to each other; as, — "Behemoth biggest born. " (L. ad, to litera, a letter.) >f)4> сстсг...
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Chambers's etymological dictionary of the English language, ed. by J. Donald

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1882
...America. [Sp. el lagarto — L. ´acerta, a lizard.] Alliteration, al-lit-er-u'shun, я. the recurrence 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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The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language: A Complete ..., Volume 1

John Ogilvie - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1883 - 502 pages
...of the sea.' Woodioard. Alliteration <al-lit-er-a'shon), n. [Al for L. ad, to, and litera, a letter] The repetition of the same letter at the beginning...immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as, ?fiany men many ?mnds; death defies the doctor. Mpt alliteration's artful aid,' Churchill. 'Puffs,...
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THE AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

PROFESSOR DANIEL LYONS - 1899
...al-lit'er-al, adj. same as ALLITERATIVE. [See ALLITERATION.] ALLITERATION, al-lit-er-a'shun, n. the recurrence 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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