Definition of Subliterary

1. Adjective. Not written as or intended to be literature. "Subliterary works such as letters and diaries"

Similar to: Informal



Definition of Subliterary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subliterary

sublinearity
sublinearly
sublineation
sublineations
sublines
subling
sublingual
sublingual gland
sublingual salivary gland
sublingual vein
sublingually
sublist
sublists
subliteracies
subliteracy
subliterary (current term)
subliterate
subliterately
subliterates
subliterature
subliteratures
sublittoral
sublittorals
sublobular
sublogarithmic
sublogic
sublogics
sublot
sublots
sublumbar

Literary usage of Subliterary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Novel by Carl Van Doren (1921)
"... almost without exception, to the melodramatic tradition of subliterary entertainment: German plots, German spies, dashing Yankee heroes, tender maidens. ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The OED has little and mostly subliterary evidence for the construction; still, evidence in Jespersen and later dictionaries shows it to have been in good ..."

3. Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus by Alexander Jones (1999)
"Symbols Astronomical papyri, like other genres of so-called subliterary texts, make free use of two methods of abbreviating often-repeated technical terms: ..."

4. Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus by Alexander Jones (1999)
"Symbols Astronomical papyri, like other genres of so-called subliterary texts, make free use of two methods of abbreviating often-repeated technical terms: ..."

5. The Chronicles of America Series by Allen Johnson (1918)
"We have had American drama for one hundred and fifty years,1 but much of it, like our popular fiction and poetry, has been subliterary, more interesting to ..."

6. The American Spirit in Literature: A Chronicle of Great Interpreters by Bliss Perry (1920)
"We have had American drama for one hundred and fifty years,r but much of it, like our popular fiction and poetry, has been subliterary, more interesting to ..."

7. Loving Ganesa: Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-Faced God by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Subramuniya (2000)
"... though gas-fueled chambers generally take the place of the customary wood pyre. creole: Any one of numerous mixed, usually subliterary, languages, ..."

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