let·​tered ˈle-tərd How to pronounce lettered (audio)
: of, relating to, or characterized by learning : cultured
: inscribed with or as if with letters

Examples of lettered in a Sentence

the lettered crowd is well acquainted with the author, but the average reader probably hasn't heard of him
Recent Examples on the Web The article is about a lettered French scientist speculating about what life would be like on other planets. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 24 Apr. 2010 Keycaps Keycaps are the plastic, lettered buttons that make up the face of the keyboard. Chris Coke, Popular Mechanics, 23 Aug. 2023 These stylish pumpkins were painted a sleek black, then lettered with metallic sheets and decorative tacks. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 Easily pay homage to the moment by wearing a simple button-down and stamping the titles of her first six albums with lettered stencils and fabric paint. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2023 Forearms were wrapped in bracelets featuring Swift-isms spelled out in lettered beads. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 Taylor Swift concertgoers are bringing pockets full of handmade lettered bead bracelets to each of her Eras Tour shows, with the cryptic keepsakes confusing many of the less devout attendees. Ann-Marie Alcántara, WSJ, 28 May 2023 The story behind the mysteriously lettered labels is actually rather charming: Knox-Leet, a British citizen, was actually a code breaker during World War II. Margaux Anbouba, elle.com, 25 May 2023 Ellen and Mitch must subsist on a ration of lettered tiles. Nina Sharma, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of lettered was in the 14th century

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“Lettered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lettered. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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