preliterary

adjective
pre·​lit·​er·​ary | \ ˌprē-ˈli-tə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce preliterary (audio) \
variants: or pre-literary

Definition of preliterary

: preceding the development of a written literature preliterary Latin preliterary oral traditions linguistic developments during the preliterary period

First Known Use of preliterary

1876, in the meaning defined above

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