word-perfect


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word-perfect

or

letter-perfect

adj
1. correct in every detail
2. (of a speech, part in a play, etc) memorized perfectly
3. (of a speaker, actor, etc) knowing one's speech, role, etc, perfectly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.word-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"
Translations

word-perfect

[ˈwɜːdˈpɜːfɪkt] ADJ (Brit) → sin falta de expresión
to be word-perfectsaber perfectamente su papel

word-perfect

[ˌwɜːdˈpɜːfɪkt] adj (speech) → imparato/a a memoria
to be word-perfect (actor) → sapere a memoria la parte

word

(wəːd) noun
1. the smallest unit of language (whether written, spoken or read).
2. a (brief) conversation. I'd like a (quick) word with you in my office.
3. news. When you get there, send word that you've arrived safely.
4. a solemn promise. He gave her his word that it would never happen again.
verb
to express in written or spoken language. How are you going to word the letter so that it doesn't seem rude?
ˈwording noun
the manner of expressing something, the choice of words etc.
ˈword processor noun
a program for writing or editing texts, letters etc and storing them in the computer's memory; a computer used for doing this.
ˈword processing noun
ˌword-ˈperfect adjective
repeated, or able to repeat something, precisely in the original words. a word-perfect performance; He wants to be word-perfect by next week's rehearsal.
by word of mouth
by one person telling another in speech, not in writing. She got the information by word of mouth.
get a word in edgeways
to break into a conversation etc and say something.
in a word
to sum up briefly. In a word, I don't like him.
keep/break one's word
to keep or fail to keep one's promise.
take (someone) at his/her word
to believe (someone) without question and act according to his words.
take someone's word for it
to assume that what someone says is correct (without checking).
word for word
in the exact, original words. That's precisely what he told me, word for word.
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The event was hosted by Sixth Year students Chloe Meechan and Cree Martin, vice-captain and house captain of the school respectively, and also included word-perfect performances of Shakespeare classics, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.
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