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literature

lit·er·a·ture

literature

 
 
pronunciation:
lI t r chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: stories, poems, plays, and other written work that people consider to have value in a culture.
She studied the literature of many countries before she became a teacher.
similar words:
fiction, poetry
Word History
Literature comes from literatura, a Latin word that means "writing" or "forming letters."
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The word literature contains the following parts:
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading