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—v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to show alliteration: In “Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran,” the “r” alliterates.
2. to use alliteration: Swinburne often alliterates.
to compose or arrange with alliteration: He alliterates the “w's” in that line.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.