Leavis play biographical name Lea·vis \ˈlē-vəs\ Definition of Leavis F(rank) R(aymond) 1895–1978 Eng. criticLeavisian play \lē-ˈvi-zh(ē-)ən\ adjective Leavisite play \ˈlē-və-ˌsīt\ adjective Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Leavis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).