Pertaining to or characterized by alliteration as alliterative poetry
- obtaining the same consonant at the start of each stressed syllable
- Pertaining to, or described as, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry.
1764, from alliterate + -ive. Relevant: Alliteratively.
(a.) regarding, or described as, alliteration; because, alliterative poetry.
Independent of this group of alliterative romances is the not less important body of historical verse associated with the names of John Barbour, Andrew of Wyntoun, and, in the middle period, Harry the Minstrel.