alliterative

[ uh-lit-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ əˈlɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /

adjective

pertaining to or characterized by alliteration: alliterative verse.

Origin of alliterative

First recorded in 1755–65; alliterat(ion) + -ive
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alliterative


adj.

1764, from alliterate + -ive. Related: Alliteratively.

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