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also lit·ter·a·teur  (lĭt′ər-ə-tûr′, lĭt′rə-)
One who is devoted to the study or writing of literature.

[French, from Latin litterātor, critic, lettered person, from littera, letter; see letter.]
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(ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː; French literatœr)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an author, esp a professional writer
[C19: from French from Latin litterātor a grammarian]
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also lit•te•ra•teur

(ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜr, -ˈtʊər)

a literary person, esp. a writer of literary works.
[1800–10; < French literary person]
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A French word meaning literary person, used for a professional writer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.littérateur - a writer of literary workslitterateur - a writer of literary works    
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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In form, the book is a bundle of letters from a Parisian litterateur to the friend of his boyhood, now the cure of one of those mountain villages.
Vikram's unique distinction as a litterateur was that he was the only writer who had been inter-translating his works in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
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The litterateur, Mr Dar said, could sense the pain of society and knew how to present it.
A book-launching ceremony of famous litterateur, journalist, translator and artist Zafar Qureshi was held in Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi.
KARACHI -- A book launching ceremony of famous litterateur, journalist, translator and artist Zafar Qureshi was held in Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi.
In April this year, Katara - the Cultural Village honoured him by presenting a 'Litterateur Trophy'.
Mustafa Mokhtar al-Lawati, writer and litterateur, spoke about
Muscat: Famous Urdu column writer and litterateur Nasir Nakagawa, who recently visited Oman, plans to write about his first visit to the Sultanate in his upcoming publication.
Last but not least, make note of Litterateur in the Daisy Handicap (2.50).