What is another word for alliteration?

Pronunciation: [ɐlˌɪtəɹˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Alliteration is a literary device that is used to create a musical and rhythmic effect in written or spoken language, where the beginning sounds of words are repeated. However, if you are looking for other words to describe this, here are some synonyms: consonance, repetition of initial sounds, initial rhyme, initial sound repetition, and head rhyme. All these synonyms can be used interchangeably to describe the same technique of repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more consecutive words, giving the sentence a unique musical pattern. Whether you are a writer, poet or a language enthusiast, alliteration and its synonyms add a certain flair to language that many appreciate.

Synonyms for Alliteration:

What are the hypernyms for Alliteration?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Alliteration?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for alliteration (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for alliteration?

Alliteration is a literary device that involves using the same sound or letter at the beginning of each word in a phrase or sentence. The antonym for alliteration is a device that does not involve repetition of sounds or letters, such as rhyme or assonance. Rhyme is the use of words that sound alike at the end of each word in a phrase or sentence. Assonance, on the other hand, is a literary device that involves repetition of vowel sounds in words, such as "fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese." Unlike alliteration, which focuses on the beginning of the word, assonance focuses on the middle or end of the word.

What are the antonyms for Alliteration?

Usage examples for Alliteration

The earliest Teutonic verse was rather rhythmical prose, with some alliteration.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
Big Bethel, Bull Run, and Ball's Bluff, Oh, alliteration of blunders!
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry"
Willard Glazier
"He is not so facile to forget as ready to revenge," said poor Wilkes, with neat alliteration.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete"
John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009

Famous quotes with Alliteration

  • Polyphonic prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer. Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.
    Amy Lowell
  • Apt alliteration's artful aid.
    Charles Churchill (satirist)
  • I attempt to describe Mr. Swinburne; and lo! the Bacchanal screams, the sterile Dolores sweats, serpents dance, men and women wrench, wriggle and foam in an endless alliteration of heated and meaningless words, the veriest garbage of Baudelaire flowered over with the epithets of the Della Cruscans.
    Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Based on the metaphysical implications of the Dadaist dogma.. .Arp's Reliefs [carvings] between 1916 and 1922 are among the most convincing illustrations of that anti- rationalistic era.. .Arp showed the importance of a smile to combat the sophistic theories of the moment. His poems of the same period stripped the word of its rational connotation to attain the most unexpected meaning through alliteration or plain nonsense.
    Jean Arp
  • Remember to never split an infinitive. The passive voice should never be used. Do not put statements in the negative form. Verbs have to agree with their subjects. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing. A writer must not shift your point of view. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.) Don't overuse exclamation marks!! Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, resist hyperbole. Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing. Always pick on the correct idiom. The adverb always follows the verb. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.
    William Safire

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