tongue twister

tongue twister

noun
a word or sequence of words difficult to pronounce, especially rapidly, because of alliteration or a slight variation of consonant sounds, as “She sells seashells by the seashore.”

Origin:
1895–1900

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tongue twister
 
n
a sentence or phrase that is difficult to articulate clearly and quickly, such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper

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tongue twister

word or group of words made difficult to articulate by a close sequence of similar consonantal sounds. Tongue twisters are often passed on for generations, becoming a rich part of folklore. Two widely known English-language twisters are "She sells sea shells beside the seashore" and one beginning "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers." Some are more difficult to enunciate-"The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick."

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