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alliterative

[uh-lit-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /əˈlɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by alliteration:
alliterative verse.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; alliterat(ion) + -ive
Related forms
alliteratively, adverb
alliterativeness, noun
nonalliterative, adjective
nonalliteratively, adverb
nonalliterativeness, noun
unalliterative, adjective
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alliterative

adj.

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

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