written word


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Noun1.written word - the written form of a word; "while the spoken word stands for something, the written word stands for something that stands for something"; "a craftsman of the written word"
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
bigram - a word that is written with two letters in an alphabetic writing system
trigram - a word that is written with three letters in an alphabetic writing system
tetragram - a word that is written with four letters in an alphabetic writing system
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written word

n the written wordla parola scritta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Heaven knows what gaudy sentimental parade we made in our borrowed plumes, but if the travesty had kept itself to the written word it would have been all well enough.
He found whole figures which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just the word he wanted--that word was "eternity"; and the Snow Queen had said, "If you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make you a present of the whole world and a pair of new skates." But he could not find it out.
He may be uneducated, but he certainly knows how to express the significance of the written word. I can hear him now, as I shall always hear him, the primal melancholy vibrant in his voice as he read:
'Nothing, but that it is full of the Written Word - books and papers in which they wrote, and strange instruments, as of worship.'
In order to destroy the written word, a torch and a Turk are sufficient.
His written word was as his spoken word, clear and convincing.
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
In silence he ran his cold eyes over the written words.
This is the first time I have spoken with another of my kind through written words.
She again returned to writing on her slate--again showed the written words to Blanche.
We have only the written words of those who have gone before, to show us the cities and the empires that have been, to teach us the reasons why they decayed and crumbled away.
Whatever the mysterious written words on the cards might mean, the black had selected him twice from the throng for their recipient; and now seemed to have condemned him as deficient in the wit and spirit to engage the enigma.