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lit·er·ar·y

literary

 
 
pronunciation:
lI t reI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with literature or those who write or read literature.
Her poem was published in a literary magazine.
definition 2: having knowledge about literature.
She is a literary person.
derivations: literarily (adv.), literariness (n.)
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The word literary contains the following parts:
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary, fragmentary), forming adjectives.