alliterative verse

noun

Definition of alliterative verse

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

First Known Use of alliterative verse

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alliterative verse was in 1775

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“Alliterative verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alliterative%20verse. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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