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Definition of Literal


  1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
  2. Following the letter or exact words; not free.
  3. Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
  4. Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.
  5. Literal meaning.
More "Literal" Quotations

Literal Translations

literal in Dutch is woordelijk, letterlijk
literal in French is textuel
literal in Italian is letteralmente, letterale
literal in Norwegian is ordrett, bokstavelig
literal in Spanish is literal
literal in Swedish is ordagrann, ordagrann, bokstavlig