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Meaning of LITERARY

Pronunciation:  'litu`reree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing; "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"
  2. [adj]  knowledgeable about literature; "a literary style"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or dealing with good literature; "literary criticism"
 

LITERARY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: formal, literate, well-written
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lit"er*a*ry\, a. [L. litterarius, literarius,fr.
littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. litt['e]raire. See
{Letter}.]
1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to
   learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary
   history; literary conversation.

         He has long outlived his century, the term commonly
         fixed as the test of literary merit.  --Johnson.

2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with
   literature as a profession; connected with literature or
   with men of letters; as, a literary man.

         In the literary as well as fashionable world.
                                               --Mason.

{Literary property}.
   (a) Property which consists in written or printed
       compositions.
   (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and
       limited by law.



 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: academic, belletristic, bibliophagic, bluestocking, book-fed, bookish, book-learned, book-loving, book-minded, book-read, book-wise, booky, classical, cultivated, cultured, donnish, educated, erudite, formal, inkhorn, learned, lettered, literate, pedantic, refined, scholarly, scholastic, well-read, written
 

 

 

 

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