Definition of littérateur in English:


Syllabification: lit·té·ra·teur
Pronunciation: /ˌlitərəˈtər


  • A person who is interested in and knowledgeable about literature.
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    • On board the middle-aged littérateur is mightily pleased with himself - more particularly he is pleased with his literary reputation and power.
    • The reality seems to have been that in these years the young littérateur, entirely wrapped up in discoveries and experiments of the imagination, effectively ignored the fate of his country.
    • One's opinions on veracity might determine whether or not one agrees with the proposition that Tristram Shandy is an appropriate model for the on-line littérateur.


early 19th century: French.

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