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Adjective: literal  li-tu-rul
  1. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    "a literal solitude like a desert";
    - actual, genuine, real
     
  2. Without interpretation or embellishment
    "a literal depiction of the scene before him"
     
  3. Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
    "a literal translation"
     
  4. Avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
    "it's the literal truth"
Noun: literal  li-tu-rul
  1. 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

Antonym: figurative

Encyclopedia: Literal