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Meaning of “literary” in the English Dictionary

"literary" in British English

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literaryadjective

uk   /ˈlɪt.ər.ər.i/  us   /ˈlɪt̬.ə.rer-/
B2 connected with ​literature: a literary ​critic literary ​prizes a literary ​style

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(Definition of literary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"literary" in American English

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literaryadjective

 us   /ˈlɪt̬·əˌrer·i/
literature connected with ​literature: She ​contributedpoems to literary ​magazines. , literature Literary ​analysis is the ​study of a ​work of ​literature by a ​critic, ​teacher, or ​student.
(Definition of literary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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