nonliteral

adjective
non·​lit·​er·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce nonliteral (audio) \

Definition of nonliteral

: not literal a nonliteral interpretation/translation a nonliteral use of language

First Known Use of nonliteral

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonliteral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonliteral. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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