Etymology
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literary (adj.)

1640s, "pertaining to alphabet letters," from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius "belonging to letters or learning," from littera/litera "alphabetic letter" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to literature" is attested from 1737. Related: Literariness.

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Definitions of literary

literary (adj.)
of or relating to or characteristic of literature;
literary criticism
literary (adj.)
knowledgeable about literature;
a literary style
literary (adj.)
appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing;
when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style
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