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



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 Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin, plural of literatus ‘acquainted with letters’, from littera ‘letter of the alphabet’, (plural) ‘epistle, literature, culture’.
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