(Latin: letter; a graphic symbol, a written character, an alphabetic sign)

ad literam, ad litteram (adverb) (non comparable)
To the letter; precisely; exactly: "Jason instructed his secretary to retype the letter ad litteram or exactly as it is now."
alliterate (verb), alliterates; alliterated, alliterating
To show or to repeat an initial sound, usually a consonant, in two or more words of a phrase, a line of poetry, etc.: "What a tale of terror which their turbulency tells!"

"A fair field full of fine folks."

alliteration (s) (noun), alliterations (pl)
Two or more words that have the same initial sound or sounds that occur in a phrase or a line: "The following are examples alliterations: a babbling brook; in the wild and wooly."
alliterative (adjective), more alliterative, most alliterative
A reference to having the same consonant at the beginning of each syllable: "There are alliterative names; such as, Molly Mason, and Jason Jaden, and Chris Cris."

"Another well know alliterative line is Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers, in a poem, The Castle of Indolence, written in 1748 by James Thomson, a Scottish poet."

alliteratively (adverb) (not comparable)
Descriptive of the use of the same letters, or sounds, at the beginning of adjoining words or closely connected words.
functional illiterate (s) (noun), functional illiterates (pl)
Someone or those whose reading and writing abilities are inadequately developed to meet everyday needs.
functional literacy (s) (noun), functional literacies (pl)
The level of skill in reading and writing that an individual needs to cope with everyday adult life.
heteroliteral (adjective), more heteroliteral, most heteroliteral
A reference to being marked by the substitution of one letter for another one in pronouncing words.
illiteracy (s) (noun), illiteracies (pl)
1. A lack of the ability to read and to write.
2. The state of not having any or enough education: Jim was told that the mistakes he makes in writing or speaking are the results his illiteracy.
illiterate (s) (noun), illiterates (pl)
1. Someone who is unable to read and and to write.
2. Anyone who has or demonstrates having very little or no education.
illiterately (adverb), more illiterately, most illiterately
Descriptive of someone who is not able to read or to write: Caren had very little formal education because of her mental ailments which resulted in her being illiterately ignorant when speaking or reading.
illiterateness (s) (noun) (no plural)
A limited knowledge, experience, or culture; especially, in some particular field: Frank had very little experience or appreciation for classical music because of his illiterateness.
letter (s) (noun), letters (pl)
A mark or sign that represents speech sounds that are used in forming words: The letters of the alphabet which utilize written materials for literate people to read.
lettering (s) (noun), letterings (pl)
Written symbols that are used to present compositions for literate people to read.
literacy (s) (noun), literacies (pl)
1. The ability to read and to write.
2. The understanding of written material or the skill in communicating clearly with words that are produced with words composed of letters.