Definition of Overliteral

1. [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overliteral

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overlined
overlines
overliness
overling
overlinger
overlingered
overlingering
overlingers
overlings
overlining
overlinings
overlip
overlips
overlit
overliteral (current term)
overliterary
overlitigation
overlive
overlived
overliver
overlivers
overlives
overliving
overload
overloadable
overloaded
overloading
overloads
overlock

Literary usage of Overliteral

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1. King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care by Henry Sweet (1871)
"It may be remarked that ' reade apla' is an overliteral rendering of ' mala pĂșnica,' which means ' pomegranates. ..."

2. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"... a means of giving his music unity of idea, he avoids those overliteral, mechanical transpositions of motive which we found in the more primitive dances. ..."

3. Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos (1920)
"In avoiding the overliteral method, however, the translator of the classics sometimes assumed a regrettable freedom, not only with the words but with the ..."

4. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"... a means of giving his music unity of idea, he avoids those overliteral, mechanical transpositions of motive which we found in the more primitive dances. ..."

5. The Appreciation of Music by Daniel Gregory Mason, Thomas Whitney Surette (1907)
"... a means of giving his music unity of idea, he avoids those overliteral, mechanical transpositions of motive which we found in the more primitive dances. ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"... importance of a correct translation, with instances of overliteral, obsolete, obscure expressions, which would readily present themselves to any one. ..."

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