What does Literary mean?

Definitions for Literary
ˈlɪt əˌrɛr ilit·er·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. literaryadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of literature

    "literary criticism"

  2. literaryadjective

    knowledgeable about literature

    "a literary style"

  3. literaryadjective

    appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing

    "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"

Wiktionary

  1. literaryadjective

    Relating to literature.

  2. literaryadjective

    Relating to writers, or the profession of literature.

  3. literaryadjective

    Knowledgeable of literature or writing.

  4. literaryadjective

    Appropriate to literature rather than everyday writing.

  5. literaryadjective

    Bookish.

  6. Etymology: From littéraire.

Wikipedia

  1. literary

    Literature is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded to include oral literature, much of which has been transcribed. Literature is a method of recording, preserving, and transmitting knowledge and entertainment, and can also have a social, psychological, spiritual, or political role. Literature, as an art form, can also include works in various non-fiction genres, such as biography, diaries, memoir, letters, and essays. Within its broad definition, literature includes non-fictional books, articles or other printed information on a particular subject.Etymologically, the term derives from Latin literatura/litteraturacode: lat promoted to code: la "learning, a writing, grammar," originally "writing formed with letters," from litera/litteracode: lat promoted to code: la "letter". In spite of this, the term has also been applied to spoken or sung texts. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, which now includes electronic literature. Literature is classified according to whether it is poetry, prose or drama, and such works are often further categorized according to historical period, adherence to certain aesthetic features, or genre.

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  1. literary

    Literary refers to anything related to literature, such as written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit. It can also refer to the writing or the study of books, and involve matters connected with letters or scholarly pursuits. Additionally, in a more specific context, "literary" can refer to a particular writing style that may be marked by complex and intricate patterns, often aimed at producing aesthetically pleasing qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Literaryadjective

    of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation

  2. Literaryadjective

    versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man

  3. Etymology: [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. littraire. See Letter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Literary

    lit′ėr-ar-i, adj. belonging to letters or learning: skilled in learning.—n. Lit′eracy, state of being literate:—opp. to Illiteracy.—adj. Lit′erāte, acquainted with letters of learning: learned.—n. one educated, but not having taken a university degree, esp. a candidate for holy orders who has not been at a university.—n.pl. Literā′tī, men of letters, the learned (sing. forms, Literā′tus, Literä′to).—adv. Literā′tim, letter for letter: without the change of a letter.—n. Literā′tor, a dabbler in learning: a man of letters, a literary man—sometimes in the French form Littérateur.—adj. Lit′erose, distinctively literary.—n. Literos′ity. [L. literarius.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Literary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2886

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Literary' in Adjectives Frequency: #402

Anagrams for Literary »

  1. trilayer

  2. trailery

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Literary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Literary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Literary in a Sentence

  1. Gaston Bachelard:

    Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

  2. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Consequently, Sylvia Plath’s elevated position among literary figures has extolled her from the depths of depression to the heights of heavenly poetic bliss.”

  3. Alex Broun:

    Hopefully that is something that can change. look at what the Emirates Literary Festival has done for literature; what Dubai International Film Festival has done for film, the visual arts are very strong.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.

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