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Epistolary — E*pis to*la*ry, a. [L. epistolaris, fr. epistola: cf. F. [ e]pistolaire.] 1. Pertaining to epistles or letters; suitable to letters and correspondence; as, an epistolary style. [1913 Webster] 2. Contained in letters; carried on by letters.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
epistolary — (adj.) 1650s, from Fr. épistolaire, from L. epistolaris, from epistola (see EPISTLE (Cf. epistle)) … Etymology dictionary
epistolary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the writing of letters. 2) (of a literary work) in the form of letters … English terms dictionary
epistolary — [ē pis′tə ler΄ē] adj. [Fr épistolaire < L epistolaris < epistola, EPISTLE] 1. of or suitable to letters or letter writing 2. contained in or conducted by letters 3. written in the form of a series of letters exchanged by the characters, as… … English World dictionary
epistolary — [[t]ɪpɪ̱stələri, AM leri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n An epistolary novel or story is one that is written as a series of letters. [FORMAL] It s written in epistolary form. ...Laclos s famous epistolary novel … English dictionary
epistolary — I. adjective Date: circa 1656 1. of, relating to, or suitable to a letter 2. contained in or carried on by letters < an endless sequence of…epistolary love affairs Times Literary Supplement > 3. written in the form of a series of letters < an… … New Collegiate Dictionary
epistolary — e•pis•to•lar•y [[t]ɪˈpɪs tlˌɛr i[/t]] adj. 1) contained in or carried on by letters: an epistolary friendship[/ex] 2) of, pertaining to, or consisting of letters 3) lit. written in the form of a series of letters: an epistolary novel[/ex] •… … From formal English to slang
epistolary — /i pis tl er ee/, adj. 1. contained in or carried on by letters: an epistolary friendship. 2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of letters. [1650 60; < L epistolaris of, belonging to a letter. See EPISTLE, AR1] * * * … Universalium
epistolary — adj. Epistolary is used with these nouns: ↑novel … Collocations dictionary
epistolary — e|pis|to|la|ry [ıˈpıstələri US leri] adj formal written in the form of a letter or a series of letters ▪ an epistolary novel … Dictionary of contemporary English
epistolary — e|pis|to|lar|y [ ı pıstə,leri ] adjective LITERARY relating to the writing of letters a. an epistolary novel consists of a series of letters written by the people in the story … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English