alliterative

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

Definition of alliterative

: of, relating to, or marked by alliteration

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alliteratively adverb

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While Jessa and Ben didn't go the alliterative route like Michelle Duggar, their sons' names share other similarities. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "See Jessa Duggar Seewald's Pregnancy Announcement Photo," 9 Jan. 2019 But the most aggravating episode, the alliterative Sox stupidity, occurred in the sixth when Welington Castillo didn’t run out a popup. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Do the White Sox really think Manny Machado would want to play for a team like theirs?," 22 May 2018 The series abounds with pairs of hapless bozos whose comedic value is underlined by their alliterative names. Alice Bolin, Longreads, "The Daughter as Detective," 26 June 2018 That Lightning Lap is also alliterative is a source of amusement and at least a bit of embarrassment. Car and Driver, "Lightning Lap 2017: 19 New Performance Cars Attack America's Most Grueling Racetrack!," 30 Sep. 2017 Much of the thematic material is transparent, like a simple song a kid would hum, and the alliterative movement titles seemed to cue the orchestra to give it an air of parody. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "Pianist Jan Lisiecki leads a youth movement at Symphony Hall," 20 Apr. 2018 That Lightning Lap is also alliterative is a source of amusement and at least a bit of embarrassment. Car and Driver, "Lightning Lap 2017: 19 New Performance Cars Attack America's Most Grueling Racetrack!," 30 Sep. 2017 That Lightning Lap is also alliterative is a source of amusement and at least a bit of embarrassment. Car and Driver, "Lightning Lap 2017: 19 New Performance Cars Attack America's Most Grueling Racetrack!," 30 Sep. 2017 In addition to an extensive regular menu of more than 50 offerings, 11 dishes were available, including the tempting and alliterative Blueberry Blintzes. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Jennifer's: Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of alliterative

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alliterative was in 1751

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