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lit·er·ar·y

 (lĭt′ə-rĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with literature: literary criticism.
2. Of or relating to writers or the profession of literature: literary circles.
3. Versed in or fond of literature or learning.
4.
a. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
b. Bookish; pedantic.

[Latin litterārius, of reading and writing, from littera, lītera, letter; see letter.]

lit′er·ar′i·ly (-râr′ə-lē) adv.
lit′er·ar′i·ness n.

literary

(ˈlɪtərərɪ; ˈlɪtrərɪ)
adj
1. of, relating to, concerned with, or characteristic of literature or scholarly writing: a literary discussion; a literary style.
2. versed in or knowledgeable about literature: a literary man.
3. (of a word) formal; not colloquial
[C17: from Latin litterārius concerning reading and writing. See letter]
ˈliterarily adv
ˈliterariness n

lit•er•ar•y

(ˈlɪt əˌrɛr i)

adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, esp. those classed as literature: literary history.
2. pertaining to authorship: literary style.
3. versed in or acquainted with literature; well-read.
4. engaged in or having the profession of literature or writing: a literary man.
5. preferring books to actual experience; bookish.
[1640–50; < Latin līterārius,litterārius of reading and writing. See letter, -ary]
lit′er•ar`i•ly, adv.
lit′er•ar`i•ness, n.

literary

  • cenacle - A discussion group or literary clique—also, a small dining room where a literary or philosophic group eats and talks (from Latin cena, "dinner"), such as the room in which the Last Supper was held.
  • literary - A painting or sculpture that depicts a story can be described as "literary."
  • opuscule - A diminutive of opus, meaning a minor or small work, literary or musical.
  • copyright - Literally, "the right to reproduce" one's own work or authorize others to do so; copyright protects original artistic, literary, dramatic, musical, and intellectual work in a tangible medium.

literal

literaryliterate
1. 'literal'

The literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning.

She was older than I was, and not only in the literal sense.
The literal meaning of the Greek word hamartia, translated as sin, is 'missing the mark'.
2. 'literary'

Literary words and expressions are used to create a special effect in poems or novels, and are not usually used in ordinary speech or writing.

'Awaken' and 'waken' are old-fashioned or literary words.

Literary also means 'connected with literature'.

...literary critics.
...literary magazines.
3. 'literate'

A literate person is able to read and write.

Only half the children are literate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.literary - of or relating to or characteristic of literature; "literary criticism"
2.literary - knowledgeable about literature; "a literary style"
literate - versed in literature; dealing with literature
3.literary - appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing; "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"
formal - (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms; "the paper was written in formal English"

literary

adjective well-read, lettered, learned, formal, intellectual, scholarly, literate, erudite, bookish a literary masterpiece

literary

adjective
Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters:
Translations
أدَبيواسِع المَعْرِفَه بالكُتُب
literárnísečtělý
litterær
irodalmi
bóka-, bókmennta-sem er vel aî sér í bókmenntum
apsiskaitęsliteratūrinis
literāri izglītotsliterārs
literárny
književen
aydınçok okumuşedebîyazınsal

literary

[ˈlɪtərərɪ]
A. ADJ [prize, award] → de literatura, literario
literary circlescírculos mpl literarios
a literary manun hombre de letras
it's a literary masterpiecees una obra maestra de la literatura
the literary sceneel ambiente literario, los círculos literarios
a literary workuna obra literaria or de literatura
B. CPD literary agent Nagente mf literario/a
literary critic Ncrítico/a m/f literario/a
literary criticism Ncrítica f literaria
literary history Nhistoria f de la literatura
literary studies NPLestudios mpl de literatura, estudios mpl literarios
literary theory Nteoría f de la literatura, teoría f literaria

literary

[ˈlɪtərəri] adjlittéraireliterary criticism ncritique f littéraire

literary

adjliterarisch; he has literary tasteser interessiert sich für Literatur; a literary manein Literaturkenner m; (= author)ein Literat or Autor m; the literary scenedie Literaturszene

literary

:
literary agent
nLiteraturagent(in) m(f)
literary critic
nLiteraturkritiker(in) m(f)
literary criticism
n (as subject) → Literaturwissenschaft f; (= reviews)Literaturkritik f
literary historian
nLiteraturhistoriker(in) m(f)
literary theory
nLiteraturtheorie f

literary

[ˈlɪtrərɪ] adjletterario/a
a literary man → un letterato

literary

(ˈlitərəri) adjective
1. concerning literature or the writing of books. a literary magazine.
2. (of a person) knowledgeable about books.
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