letter-perfect

adjective

let·​ter-per·​fect ˈle-tər-ˈpər-fikt How to pronounce letter-perfect (audio)
: correct to the smallest detail
especially : verbatim

Examples of letter-perfect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quite apart from letter-perfect memorization of reams of dialogue, her comedic timing was innate, the planning meticulous and the performance no holds barred. Alfred Gough, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of letter-perfect was in 1823

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“Letter-perfect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter-perfect. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

letter-perfect

adjective
let·​ter-per·​fect
ˌlet-ər-ˈpər-fikt
: correct to the smallest point
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