[lit-uh-ree hyoo-man-ee-awr-eez, -ohr-eez] /ˈlɪt əˌri hyuˌmæn iˈɔr iz, -ˈoʊr iz/
the humanities as a field of study.
[lit-er-uh-tur; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜr; French li teɪ raˈtœr/ noun, plural littérateurs [lit-er-uh-turz; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜrz; French li teɪ raˈtœr/ (Show IPA) 1. a literary person, especially a writer of literary works. /ˌlɪtərəˈtɜː; French literatœr/ noun 1. an author, esp a professional writer n. “a literary man,” 1806, from French littérateur, from […]
[lit-er-bag] /ˈlɪt ərˌbæg/ noun 1. a small paper or plastic for trash or rubbish, as one carried in an automobile.
[lit-uh-rey-tim] /ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/ adverb, Obsolete. 1. .
[lit-er-buhg] /ˈlɪt ərˌbʌg/ noun 1. a person who public places with items of refuse: Litterbugs had thrown beer cans on the picnic grounds. n. 1947, from litter + bug (n.). According to Mario Pei (“The Story of Language,” Lippincott, 1949) “coined by the New York subways on the analogy of ‘jitterbug’ ….” noun A person […]