1. literary

adjective. ['ˈlɪtɝˌɛri'] appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.


  • unconventional


  • littéraire (French)
  • litterarius (Latin)

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Rhymes with Literary

  • actuary
  • ancillary
  • apothecary
  • arbitrary
  • arbitrary
  • aviary
  • budgetary
  • contemporary
  • customary
  • deflationary
  • dictionary
  • dietary
  • dignitary
  • disciplinary
  • discretionary
  • disinflationary
  • dispensary
  • diversionary
  • diversionary
  • dromedary

Sentences with literary

1. Adjective
Understanding this literary device will help improve critical reading comprehension and writing skills.

Quotes about literary

1. In my first story, 'Mr. Mysterious & Company'... I was asked to take out some of the humor because editors were afraid reviewers would dismiss the book as a joke. Today, humor is enjoyed and no longer regarded as literary brummagem.
- Sid Fleischman

2. Reading 'Youth in Revolt' might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn't do that very well.
- Rob Thomas

3. Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.
- E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

2. literary

adjective. ['ˈlɪtɝˌɛri'] knowledgeable about literature.


  • informality


  • littéraire (French)
  • litterarius (Latin)