alliterative

alliterative
adjective Date: 1764 of, relating to, or marked by alliterationalliteratively adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Alliterative — Al*lit er*a*tive (?; 277), a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry. {Al*lit er*a*tive*ly}, adv. {Al*lit er*a*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alliterative — (adj.) 1764, from ALLITERATE (Cf. alliterate) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Alliteratively …   Etymology dictionary

  • alliterative — [ə lit′ər āt΄iv, ə lit′ər ə tiv΄] adj. of, showing, or using alliteration alliteratively adv …   English World dictionary

  • alliterative — [[t]əlɪ̱tərətɪv, AM təreɪtɪv[/t]] ADJ Alliterative means relating to or connected with alliteration. Her campaign slogan, a president for the people , was pleasantly alliterative but empty …   English dictionary

  • alliterative — alliteratively, adv. alliterativeness, n. /euh lit euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by alliteration: alliterative verse. [1755 65; ALLITERAT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alliterative — adj. Alliterative is used with these nouns: ↑verse …   Collocations dictionary

  • alliterative — /əˈlɪtərətɪv/ (say uh lituhruhtiv) adjective relating to or characterised by alliteration: alliterative verse. –alliteratively, adverb –alliterativeness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • alliterative — alliteration ► NOUN ▪ the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. DERIVATIVES alliterate verb alliterative adjective alliteratively adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from littera letter …   English terms dictionary

  • alliterative — adjective having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable alliterative verse • Similar to: ↑rhymed, ↑rhyming, ↑riming • Derivationally related forms: ↑alliterate …   Useful english dictionary

  • alliterative — adjective In the form or style of alliteration …   Wiktionary

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