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Adjective: literary  'li-tu,re-ree [N. Amer], li-t(u-)ru-ree [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    "literary criticism"
  2. Knowledgeable about literature
    "a literary style"
  3. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing
    "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"

See also: formal, literate

Encyclopedia: Literary