from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, showing, or characterized by alliteration.

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  • adj. In the form or style of alliteration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable


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

    Still here ...

  • 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.


  • 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!

  • Among the punditry, this connection between religiosity and the vote has been given the unfortunate but alliterative label of the God gap—the gap in question referring to the political differences between people at varying levels of religiosity.1 It is thus like the so-called gender gap, the difference in the partisan tendencies of men and women.

    American Grace

  • Hmm, the alliterative name could be a nod to Fonda's ex-husband, CNN founder Ted Turner.

    Jane Fonda to Call Shots on Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Series

  • On the other hand the “All Americans agree” alliterative refrain really grated on my nerves.

    Matthew Yglesias » SOTU Wrap


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