Alliteration Definitions

Alliteration \Al*lit`er*a"tion\, n. [L. ad + litera letter. See Letter.]

The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following lines:

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  • Run names are like poetry. From clever alliteration to meaningless metaphors, the monikers attached to mountain routes can beckon, inspire and occasionally intimidate us. Some are funny, some forgettable. telegraph.co.uk