lettered

adjective
let·​tered | \ ˈle-tərd How to pronounce lettered (audio) \

Definition of lettered

b : of, relating to, or characterized by learning : cultured
2 : inscribed with or as if with letters

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the lettered crowd is well acquainted with the author, but the average person probably hasn't heard of him
Recent Examples on the Web Or the wobbly-lettered pledge cards, never cashed in, for car washes, back rubs, vacuuming and dish washing. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "On Mother’s Day, the pleasures of an empty nest filled again," 6 May 2020 The lettered board was created by Assistant Superintendent Megan Millikin and showcases letters wrapped in individual promise cards. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Unexpected but magnificent guests landed in town: Whit & Whimsey," 22 Nov. 2019 The East Village of Jonathan Larson’s Rent is nonexistent, lettered avenues notwithstanding. Lin-manuel Miranda, The Atlantic, "All Art Is Political," 8 Nov. 2019 The sleek, emerald green vehicle, with the E and O missing from the silver-lettered brand name across the hood, exuded historic charm. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 24 Oct. 2019 While there, his record as a lettered member of the Yale Champion Swimming Team and love of music led to other assignments and travel with the US Army / Europe Swimming Team and the US Army Band in Germany. courant.com, "Roger W. Wardwell," 25 July 2019 The incident occurred during a senior picnic at Escondido High School, when students wearing lettered T-shirts stood together to spell out the N-word, according to ABC 10News. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "California High School Students Spelled out Racist and Homophobic Slurs in Senior Photos," 1 Oct. 2018 The pleated green tartan kilt Ms. Plath wore as a Smith College undergraduate, with blue-lettered name tape affixed to the waistband, swished home with A.N. Devers, a writer and rare-books dealer based in North London, for $3,012. Kate Bolick, New York Times, "Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?," 21 Apr. 2018 Loxahatchee Groves Seminole Ridge High School NJHS — Saturday, April 21: Okeechobee Boulevard on lettered roads, A through F. Coordinator: Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association and Palm Beach County Adopt a Road Program. Austen Erblat, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Earth, Arbor days activities planned in the western communities," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lettered

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

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“Lettered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lettered. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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