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epistlenoun [C]

uk   /ɪˈpɪs.əl/  us   /ɪˈpɪs.əl/
formal a letter: humorous Many thanks for your lengthy epistle, which arrived in this morning's post.
one of the letters written to the early Christians by the apostles (= the first men who believed in Jesus Christ)
epistolary
adjective uk   /ɪˈpɪstəl.ər.i/  us   /ɪˈpɪs.təl.er.i/ formal
(Definition of epistle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “epistle”
in Spanish epístola…
in Vietnamese thư từ…
in Malaysian warkah…
in Thai จดหมายที่เป็นทางการ…
in French épître…
in German die Epistel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书信, 使徒书信…
in Indonesian surat, surat yang ditulis murid Jesus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書信, 使徒書信…
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