lit crit

\ ˈlit-ˌkrit How to pronounce lit crit (audio) \

Definition of lit crit

: literary criticism

Examples of lit crit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brother of Philip—lit crit and author of Generation of Vipers. James Ellroy, Vanities, 7 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lit crit.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of lit crit

1963, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About lit crit

Time Traveler for lit crit

Time Traveler

The first known use of lit crit was in 1963

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near lit crit

lit clos

lit crit

Lit D

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for lit crit

Cite this Entry

“Lit crit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!