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

1755–65; alliterat(ion) + -ive

alliteratively, adverb
alliterativeness, noun
nonalliterative, adjective
nonalliteratively, adverb
nonalliterativeness, noun
unalliterative, adjective Unabridged
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alliteration (əˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən)
the use of the same consonant (consonantal alliteration) or of a vowel, not necessarily the same vowel (vocalic alliteration), at the beginning of each word or each stressed syllable in a line of verse, as in around the rock the ragged rascal ran
[C17: from Medieval Latin alliterātiō (from Latin al- (see ad-) + litera letter), on the model of obliterātiōobliteration]

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Example sentences
Jazzy, alliterative verse introduces orchestral instruments and their sounds.
Challenge students to preview the photos in the story and come up with
  alliterative descriptions for the animals shown.
As regards verse, there are the two great orders, riming and blank alliterative.
The line invariably consists of fifteen syllables and is devoid of either
  timing or alliterative ornament.
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