What does alliterative mean?

alliterative meaning in General Dictionary

Pertaining to or characterized by alliteration as alliterative poetry

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  • obtaining the same consonant at the start of each stressed syllable
  • Pertaining to, or described as, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry.

alliterative meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1764, from alliterate + -ive. Relevant: Alliteratively.

alliterative meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) regarding, or described as, alliteration; because, alliterative poetry.

Sentence Examples with the word alliterative

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.

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