Definition of non-literary in English:

non-literary

Line breaks: non-literary
Pronunciation: /nɒnˈlɪt(ə)(rə)ri
 
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adjective

  • (Of a piece or style of writing) not literary in character.
    More example sentences
    • I began this chapter by noting that literary theory in the 1980s and 1990s has not focused on the difference between literary and non-literary works.
    • One of this book's many strengths is its attention to various writers and texts - both dramatic and non-dramatic, literary and non-literary.
    • The second fact Ducan misses is that many innovative poets partake of a range of literary and non-literary avant-garde practices.

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