Definition of Literal


  • a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    - typographical error - literal error


  • avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
    "it's the literal truth"
  • limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
    "a literal translation"
  • without interpretation or embellishment
    "a literal depiction of the scene before him"
  • being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    "her actual motive"
    "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    "a genuine dilemma"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Literal

  • Scrabble® score of the literal (7)
  • Word Chums® score of the literal (9)
  • Words With Friends® score of the literal (9)

Unscramble literal

141 unscramble word found using the letters literal.

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