alliterative

adjective
al·​lit·​er·​a·​tive | \ ə-ˈli-tə-rə-tiv How to pronounce alliterative (audio) , -tə-ˌrā-tiv \

Definition of alliterative

: of, relating to, or marked by alliteration

Other Words from alliterative

alliteratively adverb

Examples of alliterative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolk’s work will invite many more alliterative superlatives. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 To add another alliterative term, that branding is corny. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 The medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight relates this eerily playful tale in 2,530 lines of alliterative verse, a springy and musical metrical form, relishing the gory details. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 The medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight relates this eerily playful tale in 2,530 lines of alliterative verse, a springy and musical metrical form, relishing the gory details. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 If so, the QB matchup could be young and alliterative: Lance versus Love. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Sep. 2021 The medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight relates this eerily playful tale in 2,530 lines of alliterative verse, a springy and musical metrical form, relishing the gory details. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Graow felt almost too fun to be true (especially given Graow's alliterative sobriquets for his new crush), but the second issue proves this concept has gas in the tank. Christian Holub, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2021 The medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight relates this eerily playful tale in 2,530 lines of alliterative verse, a springy and musical metrical form, relishing the gory details. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of alliterative

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alliterative

alliter(ation) + -ative

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The first known use of alliterative was in 1751

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Dictionary Entries Near alliterative

alliterational

alliterative

alliterative verse

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Last Updated

8 Dec 2021

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“Alliterative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alliterative. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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