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1Lilliputian

adjective Lil·li·pu·tian \ˌli-lə-ˈpyü-shən\

Definition of LILLIPUTIAN

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lilliputians or the island of Lilliput
2
often not capitalized
a :  small, miniature <a Lilliputian camera>
b :  petty

First Known Use of LILLIPUTIAN

1726

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2Lilliputian

noun

Definition of LILLIPUTIAN

1
:  an inhabitant of Lilliput
2
often not capitalized :  one resembling a Lilliputian; especially :  an undersized individual

First Known Use of LILLIPUTIAN

1726

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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