letter-perfect


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let·ter-per·fect

(lĕt′ər-pûr′fĭkt)
adj.
Correct to the last detail, especially being in or following the exact words.
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letter-perfect

adj
another term (esp in the US) for word-perfect
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let′ter-per′fect



adj.
1. knowing one's part, lesson, or the like, perfectly.
2. precise or exact in every detail.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.letter-perfect - correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words; "a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy"; "she was word-perfect in her part"
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
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letter-perfect

[ˌlɛtəˈpɜːfɪkt] adj (Am) to be letter-perfect in sthconoscere qc a menadito
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Tom's conduct had remained so letter-perfect during two whole months now, that his uncle not only trusted him with money with which to persuade voters, but trusted him to go and get it himself out of the safe in the private sitting room.
"Let me repeat it to you," said Thurid, "that you may see if I be letter-perfect."
For a moment longer Tarzan watched while a number of boxes and bundles were lowered into the waiting boats, then, as they shoved off from the ship's side, the ape-man snatched up a piece of paper, and with a pencil printed on it for a few moments until it bore several lines of strong, well-made, almost letter-perfect characters.
And that's precisely how Tennell handled her Olympic debut Sunday at Gangneung Ice Arena, where she delivered a letter-perfect, technically proficient short program that lacked the emotional range international judges like to see.
Unusual, too, is that John Wootters' manuscripts were always submitted letter-perfect. It would have a clear subject, a clear start, a clear finish, lots of content in between and no errors.
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most famous watches ever (a watch that astronauts would eventually take to the moon), Omega introduced this lovely and letter-perfect homage to the original Speedy, designed from a digital scan of the '50s original.
Here's a swatch of letter-perfect verse, with accompanying translation.
He expressed with satisfaction the banking sectors' letter-perfect adherence to applying all the reforms espoused by Basel 3 including preservation of capital, prudent management of cash flow, and adept approaches to risk management strategies.
Mattie was nearly letter-perfect on the recall command, both in the yard and in the field, as long as there were no deer involved.
Croiza stated that "Singing must acquire muscle, and that is the role of articulation," a statement amplified by the bass Jacques Isnardon: "to pronounce the consonants is to give each syllable an instantaneous clarity, a force, a significance, a color, that are precious to it." The two most "vibrant" sounds of the French language are r and l and "Croiza's letter-perfect diction demonstrates exactly what happens whenever these letters are joined by another consonant," as in ec(e)rit.
Olivier's literal-minded belief in letter-perfect discipline conflicts with Monroe's more coddled Method acting, the professional insecurities of both stars--one rising, one falling--exacerbating the problem.