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alliteration

Pronunciation: ă-lit-er-ā′shŭn

Definition: In psychiatry, a speech disturbance in which words commencing with the same sounds, usually consonants, are notably frequent.

[Fr. allitération, fr. L. ad, to, + littera, letter of alphabet]

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