literature
[ˈlɪt(ə)rətʃə]
NOUN
literatures (plural noun)
  1. written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
    "a great work of literature"
    synonyms:
    written works · writings · (creative) writing · literary texts · compositions · letters · belles-lettres · printed works · published works · humanities · arts · liberal arts
Origin
late Middle English (in the sense ‘knowledge of books’): via French from Latin litteratura, from littera ( see letter).
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How to use literature in a sentence?
his passion for seventeenth-century literature had led the former atheist to a sudden conversion.
critics' inability to describe with any precision and concert the characteristics of literature.
ancient literature offers ample attestation of the association between athletics and warfare.
he could speak authoritatively on art, philosophy, literature, history, current affairs.
the immense fecundity of his imagination made a profound impact on European literature.
he set out to rescue the lamp of American literature from the cave of the Philistines.
written literature by Barbadians received its first real debut in the 1940s and 1950s.
the transformation of gay literature, its emergence from the shtetl, continues apace.
his expert handling of the primary and secondary literature is clear on every page.
to seek inspiration in literature or folklore is to risk being pilloried as pseud.
they have become cult classics, canonized in American literature by many critics.
poetry for him is simply a shorthand for literature that has aesthetic value.
the substance of his book was the history of allegorical love literature.
the dramas are considered to form one of the summits of world literature.
what were once the masterpieces of literature are now void of meaning.
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How to say literature in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)literatuur, letterkunde
Arabic (NOUN)الأدب, أدب, المؤلفات, آدابها, الكتابات, الآداب, مستندات, وثائق, المطبوعات
Bangla সাহিত্য
Bosnian (Latin) književnost
Bulgarian (NOUN)литература, печатни материали
Cantonese (Traditional) 文學
Catalan (NOUN)literatura, lletres, bibliogràfica, documentació
Chinese Simplified 文学
Chinese Traditional 文學
Croatian (NOUN)književnost, literatura
Czech (NOUN)literatura, dokumentace
Danish (NOUN)litteratur
Dutch (NOUN)literatuur, letterkunde
Estonian (NOUN)kirjandus, raamatus
Fijian na ivola
Filipino panitikan
Finnish (NOUN)kirjallisuus
French (NOUN)littérature, documentation, ouvrages, publications, lettres
German (NOUN)Literatur
Greek (NOUN)λογοτεχνία, βιβλιογραφία, φιλολογία, έντυπα, γραμμάτων
Haitian Creole literati
Hebrew (NOUN)ספרות, בספרות, הספרות, לספרות, מסמכי, במסמכי
Hindi (NOUN)साहित्य, दस्तावेज़, साहित्यिक
Hmong Daw ntawv nyeem
Hungarian (NOUN)irodalom, szakirodalomban
Icelandic (NOUN)bókmenntir
Indonesian (NOUN)sastra, literatur, kesusastraan, pustaka
Italian (NOUN)letteratura, documentazione, bibliografia
Japanese (NOUN)文学, 文献, 文学賞, 資料, 文芸
Kiswahili (NOUN)fasihi
Korean (NOUN)문학, 홍보 자료, 문헌
Latvian (NOUN)literatūra
Lithuanian (NOUN)literatūra
Malagasy ny literatiora
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)kesusasteraan, sastera, literatur
Maltese (NOUN)letteratura, ktejjeb
Norwegian Bokmål litteratur
Persian (NOUN)ادبیات, ادبيات, خيال, ادب
Polish (NOUN)literatury, piśmiennictwa
Portuguese (NOUN)literatura, bibliografia
Querétaro Otomi ot'a
Romanian (NOUN)literatura
Russian (NOUN)литературы, словесности
Samoan tusitusiga
Serbian (Cyrillic) књижевност
Serbian (Latin) književnost
Slovak (NOUN)literatúra, dokumentácie
Slovenian (NOUN)književnost, prospektih, dokumentacije, slovstvo
Spanish (NOUN)literatura, bibliografía
Swedish (NOUN)litteratur
Tahitian Buka
Tamil இலக்கியம்
Telugu సాహిత్యం
Thai (NOUN)วรรณกรรม, วรรณคดี
Tongan ngaahi tohi
Turkish (NOUN)edebiyat, literatür, edbiyat
Ukrainian (NOUN)література
Urdu (NOUN)ادب, ادبی, مواد
Vietnamese (NOUN)văn, sách
Welsh (NOUN)llenyddiaeth, deunydd darllen, ddeunydd
Yucatec Maya literatura
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