Definitions For Literal


  • A mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind


  • Without interpretation or embellishment
  • Avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
  • Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something


  • Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

Is Literal a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Literal is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Literal in a Sentence

  • I was using the word in its literal sense.
  • The literal meaning of “know your ropes” is “to know a lot about ropes,” while figuratively it means “to know a lot about how to do something.”
  • A literal translation of a book

Synonyms for Literal

Antonyms for Literal

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