Definition of letterato in English:

letterato

(also leterato)

noun

  • Chiefly in Italian contexts: a learned or lettered person; one engaged in literary pursuits.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From Italian letterato, † leterato (also † literato, † litterato) person engaged in literary pursuits, writer, learned person, use as noun of letterato educated, cultured from classical Latin litterātus.

Pronunciation

letterato

/ˌlɛtəˈrɑːtəʊ/