Pronunciation of Literature
/lˈɪtɹɪt͡ʃə/, /lˈɪtɹɪtʃə/, /l_ˈɪ_t_ɹ_ɪ_tʃ_ə/
Synonyms for literature:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
abstract, art, art form, article, batik, carving, ceramics, collage, coloring, comment, critique, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, essay, observation, paper, report, research, summary, theme, thesis, tract, treatise, treatment, arts and crafts, findings, brass rubbing.
written matter, both fictional and nonfictional (noun)
abstract, article, biography, brochure, classics, comment, composition, critique, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, drama, essay, exposition, history, humanities, information, leaflet, letters, lit, lore, novel, observation, pamphlet, paper, poetry, prose, report, research, story, summary, theme, thesis, tract, treatise, treatment, writings, findings, books, literary works, belles-lettres, précis, written work.
Usage examples for literature:
- You will be honored as the father of literature, and you will ever find in me that assistance and sympathy which a man of your worth has a right to demand of all who honor and appreciate him." - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
- Experience is as excellent a mistress in the school of literature as in the school of human life. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
- The point is that literature gives none the less truly a sense of life because it happens to be one extreme aspect of life. - "The Psychology of Beauty", Ethel D. Puffer.
- There was not much conversation on literature in my parents' house. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
- For the past fifteen years I have been reading up Africa; and the effect of the study of this literature may best be summarised in Mr. Kipling's observation, " For to admire an' for to see, For to be'old this world so wide, It's never been no good to me, But I can't drop it if I tried." - "West African studies", Mary Henrietta Kingsley.