subtext


sub·text

noun \ˈsəb-ˌtekst\

Definition of SUBTEXT

:  the implicit or metaphorical meaning (as of a literary text)
sub·tex·tu·al \ˌsəb-ˈteks-chə-wəl, -chəl\ adjective
sub·tex·tu·al·ly adverb

First Known Use of SUBTEXT

1950

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: subthoracic
Previous Word in the Dictionary: subterrestrial (noun)
All Words Near: subtext

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up subtext? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).