from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The use of literal as opposed to figurative expressions, or of words in clear and definite senses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • the use of literal expressions

    April 14, 2008