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alliterative

[uh-lit-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv]
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  1. pertaining to or characterized by alliteration: alliterative verse.
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Origin of alliterative

First recorded in 1755–65; alliterat(ion) + -ive
Related formsal·lit·er·a·tive·ly, adverbal·lit·er·a·tive·ness, nounnon·al·lit·er·a·tive, adjectivenon·al·lit·er·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·al·lit·er·a·tive·ness, nounun·al·lit·er·a·tive, adjective
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adj.

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

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