noun plural li·te·ra·ti \ˌli-tə-ˈrä-(ˌ)tē\

Definition of LITERATI

:  the educated class; also :  intelligentsia
:  persons interested in literature or the arts

Examples of LITERATI

  1. <Boston's 19th-century literati often referred to their city as the Athens of America.>

Origin of LITERATI

obsolete Italian litterati, from Latin, plural of litteratus
First Known Use: 1621

Other Literature Terms

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

Rhymes with LITERATI


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