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

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subliterature was in 1906

Dictionary Entries Near subliterature

Cite this Entry

“Subliterature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subliterature. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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