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 Dictionary entry overview: What does literary work mean? 

  The noun LITERARY WORK has 1 sense:

1. imaginative or creative writing

  Familiarity information: LITERARY WORK used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Imaginative or creative writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


literary composition; literary work

Hypernyms ("literary work" is a kind of...):

piece of writing; writing; written material (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "literary work"):

acrostic (verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message)

potboiler (a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot))

poem; verse form (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)

pastoral (a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds))

lucubration (a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation)

hagiology (literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints)

fictionalisation; fictionalization (a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction)

fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact)

dialog; dialogue (a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people)

belles lettres; belles-lettres (creative writing valued for esthetic content)

tushery (writing of poor quality; characterized by affected choice of archaic words)

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