[uh-lit-uh-reyt] /əˈlɪt əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), alliterated, alliterating.
to show :
In “Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran,” the “r” alliterates.
to use :
Swinburne often alliterates.
verb (used with object), alliterated, alliterating.
to compose or arrange with :
He alliterates the “w’s” in that line.
to contain or cause to contain alliteration
(intransitive) to speak or write using alliteration
“to use alliteration,” 1776 (implied in alliterated), back-formation from alliteration, on analogy of obliterate. Related: Alliterating.
[al-fuh-bet-i-kuh l] /ˌæl fəˈbɛt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. in the order of the letters of the : alphabetical arrangement. 2. pertaining to, expressed by, or using an : alphabetical writing. /ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkəl/ adjective 1. in the conventional order of the letters or symbols of an alphabet 2. of, characterized by, or expressed by an alphabet adj. […]
[am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] /ˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti/ noun, plural ambiguities. 1. doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner. 2. an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry. /ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the possibility of interpreting an expression […]
[noh-neym] /ˈnoʊˌneɪm/ adjective 1. packaged and sold without a brand name and usually at a lower price than similar items with brand names; generic: a can of no-name dog food. adjective without a brand name adj. 1978, “not having made a name in one’s profession,” originally American English sporting jargon, from no + name (n.).
[uh-mend] /əˈmɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill. 2. to change for the better; improve: to amend one’s ways. Synonyms: ameliorate, better. Antonyms: worsen. 3. to remove or correct faults in; […]