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literal /ˈlɪtərəl/ adjective
literal
/ˈlɪtərəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of LITERAL
: involving the ordinary or usual meaning of a word
: giving the meaning of each individual word : exact
: completely true and accurate : not exaggerated
[more literal; most literal] used to describe someone who understands words and statements only in the most basic and ordinary way and does not have much imagination

— literalness

/ˈlɪtərəlnəs/ noun [noncount]
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