alliterative verse


Definition of alliterative verse

: verse usually unrhymed having alliteration as a structural element Old English alliterative verse

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First Known Use of alliterative verse

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Alliterative verse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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