Adjective: literal li-tu-rul
Noun: literal li-tu-rul
- Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
"a literal solitude like a desert";
- actual, genuine, real
- Without interpretation or embellishment
"a literal depiction of the scene before him"
- Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
"a literal translation"
- Avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
"it's the literal truth"
- A mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
- misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error
Sounds like: list, Lieral, litt
Derived forms: literals
See also: denotative, exact, explicit, plain, true, unrhetorical
Type of: error, mistake