alliterative alliterative  /ə ˈlɪ tə rə tɪv/


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


  1. The alliterative titles at once attracted paragraphers; they fell upon them like hungry trout.
  2. He gave her an alliterative, movie-star name and devised costumes, lighting tricks and cagey camera angles to hide her abdominal scar, a memento from an earlier car wreck.
  3. It's alliterative, alive, and fun.


  • Queens amusement park ride christened Corona Cobra Coaster

    Queens kids, come cruise the Corona Cobra Coaster. The borough’s first roller coaster, which opened in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in May, was officially christened July 20 with its new alliterative moniker. A naming contest this spring drew in more than 500 submissions from city residents, said officials from Fantasy Forest, which operates the five-ride family [...]
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Queens Courier


  1. Inspired by the "wiki-wiki" shuttles in Hawaii, Cunningham says, "I chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for quick and thereby avoided naming this stuff 'quick-web.'" (You can find more wiki history here.)
    on Nov 1, 2006 By: Ward Cunningham Source: MediaShift (blog)

  2. "My love for sound has been responsible for many things including inventing my date of birth. I knew I was a Leo but didn't know date or year. But because I liked the sound of September I decided I was born on 17 September 1917. But the alliterative...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: MF Husain Source:

  3. And he recalls his home-grown master, Geoffrey Chaucer, too: Tom Paulin writes of this poem ("They flee from me that sometime did me seek") that "Wyatt's ear is still tuned to the alliterative rhythms of Middle English verse".
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Tom Paulin Source: Independent

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