Definition of literati noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

literati

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌlɪtəˈrɑːti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɪtəˈrɑːti//
 
the literati[plural](formal)
 
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educated and intelligent people who enjoy literature He was underrated as a writer by the literati. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin, plural of literatus ‘acquainted with letters’, from littera ‘letter of the alphabet’, (plural) ‘epistle, literature, culture’.
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