literature

See also: łiterature

literature - English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈlɪ.tə.ɹə.t͡ʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈlɪ.tɹə.t͡ʃə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA: /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.t͡ʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ə.t͡ʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.t͡ʃɹə.t͡ʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.t͡ʃɚ/
  • (Midwestern US) IPA: /ˈlɪ.tə.t͡ʃɚ/

Noun

literature (usually uncountable, plural literatures)

  1. The body of all written works.
  2. The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.
  3. (usually preceded by the) All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
  4. Written fiction of a high standard.
  5. (obsolete) Literacy; ability to read and write.

Meronyms

  • See also literature

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

Meaning and Definition of literature
© 2022 WordCodex