subliterature

noun
sub·​lit·​er·​a·​ture | \ ˌsəb-ˈli-tə-rə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce subliterature (audio) , -ˈli-trə-ˌchu̇r, -ˈli-tər-ˌchu̇r, -ˈli-tə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r \

Definition of subliterature

: popular writing (such as mystery or adventure stories) considered inferior to standard literature

First Known Use of subliterature

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Subliterature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subliterature. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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