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littérateur Line breaks: lit¦tér|ateur
Pronunciation: /ˌlɪtərɑːˈtəː/

Definition of littérateur in English:

noun

A person who is interested in and knowledgeable about literature: a collaboration between the most distinguished poets and littérateurs of the day
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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.

Origin

Early 19th century: French.

Words that rhyme with littérateur

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