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al·lit·er·ate  audio  (-lt-rt) KEY 

VERB:
al·lit·er·at·ed, al·lit·er·at·ing, al·lit·er·ates
VERB:
intr.
  1. To use alliteration in speech or writing.
  2. To have or contain alliteration.
VERB:
tr.
To form or arrange with alliteration.

ETYMOLOGY:
Back-formation from alliteration


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