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lit·er·ar·y  (lt-rr)
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with literature: literary criticism.
2. Of or relating to writers or the profession of literature: literary circles.
3. Versed in or fond of literature or learning.
a. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
b. Bookish; pedantic.

[Latin litterrius, of reading and writing, from littera, ltera, letter; see letter.]

liter·ari·ly (-râr-l) adv.
liter·ari·ness n.

literary  /ltrri/  adj. related to literature and writing: Literary magazines have few readers compared to news magazines. literary

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