read·​er·​ly | \ ˈrē-dər-lē How to pronounce readerly (audio) \

Definition of readerly

: of, relating to, or typical of a reader

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To ascertain meaning from such powerfully ambiguous novels requires a measure of readerly improvisation. Dustin Illingworth,, "Elusive leaps of grace and daring: Rachel Cusk's 'Kudos'," 31 May 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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