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tongue twister

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 of tongue twister
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • How was this for a tongue-twister—say five hundred and fifty-five francs in French!

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for tongue-twister

tongue twister

a sentence or phrase that is difficult to articulate clearly and quickly, such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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