Definition of "alliterative" [al•lit•er•a•tive]

  • Of, showing, or characterized by alliteration. (adjective)

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