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alliterative

uh li tuh ruh tiv

  • s  having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable
    alliterative verse

  • As custom dictates, the rest of his family's code names will be alliterative: wife Michelle is known as "Renaissance;" daughters Malia and Sasha are "Radiance" and "Rosebud .
  • Traditionalists would seize on an influx of usually alliterative evils--MTV, McDonald's, miniskirts--to prove that the region had not come into its own, only sold out to a West .
  • The alliterative titles at once attracted paragraphers; they fell upon them like hungry trout.
News & Articles

  • 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 [...]
    July 23, 2013 - Queens Courier
Quotes

  • Ward Cunningham in MediaShift (blog)
    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.)
  • Tom Paulin in Independent
    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... MF Husain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._F._Husain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHWrhRNjC6Of-EUBhP1U7R_l-t2Ag NDTV.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx%3Fid%3DNEWEN20070026428&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF1WPvfXqM-g0pbiUH4fXAwBVq-jQ Sep 17, 2007 2855 3970 alliterative 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".

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