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.

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

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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. 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.

  2. Addy Baird:

    It sort of feels like a historic literary moment.

  3. Armando Iannucci:

    I wanted to make something positive ... First of all I wanted to do a film for all generations ... because it is about a life lived, there's so much of a debate at the moment about what Britain is and what Britain is not and how it's excluding and how it's isolating itself. I wanted to celebrate what I feel Britain is, which is something much more lively and vibrant and cheery - the comedy heritage, the literary heritage, the variety, the arts.

  4. Harold Bloom:

    I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike-and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two-are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.

  5. Brooke Shields:

    [ My mom ] was like, ‘ Do you want to put on these jeans and do a commercial ? ’ it was going to be [ a lot of ] wordplay, or historical and literary references. There was a real intellectual spin on how they were going to produce [ the ads ]. Nobody was allowed on set. Because it was Avedon’s first foray into the commercial world. I think he was pretty nervous. Stakes were pretty high and I think there was a lot of pressure. We did multiple, multiple takes of everything.

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