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Definition of the adjective alliterative

What does alliterative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more alliterative / most alliterative

  1. having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable

Alternative definition of the adjective alliterative


  1. In the form or style of alliteration.

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Google previewThe Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Chaucer (2016)

by M. Andrew

alliterative verse Traditional English verse, associated mainly with the north and the midlands. The movement sometimes termed the 'Alliterative Revival' occurred during the second half of ...

Google previewArthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia (2007)

A Biographical Encyclopedia by Laura Lambdin, Robert Thomas Lambdin

alliterative meter. Like Old English verse, Middle English alliterative verse is accentual, not syllabic: a line of verse is determined ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

alliterative. metre. The distinctive verse form of Old Germanic poetry, including Old English. It employed a long line divided by a *caesura into two balanced halflines, each with a given number of stressed syllables (usually two) and a variable ...

Google previewPoetry Dictionary (2006)

by John Drury

D Alliterative Meter from one hemistich to the other, across the caesura. In Anglo- Saxon practice, alliteration includes not just repeated consonants but also vowels (any vowel or diphthong with any other). Alliterative verse often uses ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

alliterative metre 11 to go out and change the world. The theoretical prose works A Short Organum for the Theatre (1949) and The Messinglcauf Dialogues ( published 1963) explain these ideas in more detail. The alienation effect is partly ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

Oakden, Alliterative Poetry in Middle English, 2 v. ( 1930-35); A. MCI. Trounce, “The English Tail-Rhyme Romances,” Medium /Evum 142 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

alliterative. verse. (1) Sometimes rather loosely paraphrased as...

Yet extensive alliteration was regularly used as a means of COHESION in so- called alliterative verse, which flourished in England before the Norman Conquest; ...

Google previewDictionary Of World Literature - Criticism, Forms, Technique (2013)

by Joseph T Shipley,

the alliterative long line, survived the conversion and in OE remained the almost exclusive form, with its decorative devices: the kenning; synonyms ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1I1T1E1R1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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