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Word of the Day — March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013 - Scott Viau
alliterative - ah-LIT-er-ah-TIV - marked by alliteration (occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely related words

Example: "Marin Cogan in the New Republic used a form of the word 'alliteration' when he wrote about the prevalence of sexual encounters between journalists & political officials: 'Journalist Lisa De Paulo profiled then Mayor Ed Rendell, noting that he told her "in raw & alliterative terms" how he'd imagined she'd be in bed...'"

 
 

 

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