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Pronunciation: /lɛtʀ/

nom féminin

also: lettres nom féminin pluriel


lettre de cachet

lettre de cadrage

  • (Politique)
    scoping document (outlining issues for inclusion in the next budget)

lettre capitulaire

  • decorated initial

lettre de change

lettre de château

  • thank you letter, bread and butter letter

lettre circulaire

lettre de crédit

lettre d'information

lettre d'intention

  • letter of intention

lettre ornée

  • illuminated letter

lettre ouverte

lettre recommandée

lettre de voiture

lettres classiques

  • French and Latin

lettres de créance

lettres modernes

  • French language and literature

lettres de noblesse

  • letters patent of nobility
    avoir ses lettres de noblesse [figuré]
    to have an illustrious history
    gagner ses lettres de noblesse [figuré]
    to win one's spurs

lettres patentes

lettres supérieures

  • (preparatory class for entrance exam for the École Normale Supérieure)


passer comme une lettre à la poste

(décision, réforme)
to go through smoothly ou without a hitch
to be accepted without any questions

un événement à graver en lettres d'or

an event to remember

écrit en lettres de feu

written in letters of fire

devenir lettre morte

to become a dead letter

rester lettre morte

to go unheeded

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feminine: lettrée
Pronunciation: /letʀe/

nom masculin, nom féminin

  • man/woman of letters
    une œuvre de lettré
    a learned work

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