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[ih-pis-tl-er-ee] /ɪˈpɪs tlˌɛr i/

contained in or carried on by letters:
an epistolary friendship.
of, relating to, or consisting of letters.
relating to, denoting, conducted by, or contained in letters
(of a novel or other work) constructed in the form of a series of letters

1650s, from French épistolaire, from Latin epistolaris, from epistola (see epistle).


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  • Epistolary-novel

    noun 1. a novel written in the form of a series of letters.

  • Epistoler

    [ih-pis-tl-er] /ɪˈpɪs tl ər/ noun 1. Also, epistolist. a writer of an epistle. 2. the person who reads or chants the epistle in the Eucharistic service.

  • Epistolize

    [ih-pis-tl-ahyz] /ɪˈpɪs tlˌaɪz/ verb (used without object), epistolized, epistolizing. 1. to write a letter. verb (used with object), epistolized, epistolizing. 2. to write a letter to.

  • Epistolic

    [ep-uh-stol-ik] /ˌɛp əˈstɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. .

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