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

Origin of alliterative

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

Other words from alliterative

  • al·lit·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • al·lit·er·a·tive·ness, noun
  • non·al·lit·er·a·tive, adjective
  • non·al·lit·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·al·lit·er·a·tive·ness, noun
  • un·al·lit·er·a·tive, adjective

Words Nearby alliterative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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