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subtext

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noun sub·text \ˈsəb-ˌtekst\

Definition of subtext

  1. :  the implicit or metaphorical meaning (as of a literary text)

subtextual play \ˌsəb-ˈteks-chə-wəl, -chəl\ adjective
subtextually adverb


1950

First Known Use of subtext

1950


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