Definition of epistolary in English:

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epistolary

Pronunciation: /əˈpistəˌlerē/

adjective

Relating to or denoting the writing of letters or literary works in the form of letters: an epistolary novel
More example sentences
  • In one sense it is an epistolary novel, replete with plot and characters, scenes and backdrops.
  • Shklovsky's second literary book - Zoo, or Letters Not about Love - takes the form of an epistolary novel.
  • Also in 2004, her infamous epistolary vampire novel, The Letters of Mina Harker, was reprinted by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French épistolaire or Latin epistolaris, from epistola (see epistle).

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Syllabification: e·pis·to·lar·y

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