Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, showing, or characterized by alliteration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or consisting in alliteration; characterized by alliteration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In the form or style of alliteration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I'm just back from a blog break (after taking courses in alliterative prose ... just kidding).

    Still here ...

  • I'm just back from a blog break (after taking courses in alliterative prose ... just kidding).

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Mumblix Grumph, as much as I’d like to see Bush and Cheyney in chains, (appealingly alliterative is it not) I do not think that Hillary is the answer to the countries problems.

    It’s about trust « BuzzMachine

  • Mumblix Grumph, as much as I’d like to see Bush and Cheyney in chains, (appealingly alliterative is it not) I do not think that Hillary is the answer to the countries problems.

    It’s about trust « BuzzMachine

  • The website TheyWorkForYou reveals that he "has used three-word alliterative phrases eg 'she sells seashells' 381 times in debates – well above average amongst Lords," it says.

    Diary

  • Anyway, someone whose main talents seem to be self-promotion and coining alliterative phrases should not be calling others trolls.

    Meeting at the fringes « BuzzMachine

  • The spirited romance generally known as the alliterative _Morte Arthure_ must also belong here, though the MS. itself is of later date.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • But if I don't at least attempt to get a solid five and a half hours of sleep tonight, I will become the Gorgon Journalist of Georgia -- which, although it has its alliterative merits (is "alliterative" a word, by the way?

    bluemeany Diary Entry

  • Other favorite words in shampoo promotion were the shimmering and alliterative shine and sheen, which along with silky reminded consumers that hair mucked up by soap scum was now a thing of the past.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Other favorite words in shampoo promotion were the shimmering and alliterative shine and sheen, which along with silky reminded consumers that hair mucked up by soap scum was now a thing of the past.

    The English Is Coming!

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