Meaning of “literary” in the English Dictionary

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"literary" in British English

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uk /ˈlɪt.ər.ər.i/ us /ˈlɪt̬.ə.rer.i/

B2 connected with literature:

a literary critic
literary prizes
a literary style

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  • She has been described as the creative colossus of the literary world.
  • The Booker Prize is the most coveted British literary award.
  • Her novels are packed with literary allusions.
  • The annotation of literary texts makes them more accessible.
  • Her internationally acclaimed novel has won several literary prizes.

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

"literary" in American English

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us /ˈlɪt̬·əˌrer·i/

literature connected with literature:

She contributed poems 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)