Definition of littérateur in English:

littérateur

noun

  • A person who is interested in and knowledgeable about literature.

    ‘a collaboration between the most distinguished poets and littérateurs of the day’
    • ‘On board the middle-aged littérateur is mightily pleased with himself - more particularly he is pleased with his literary reputation and power.’
    • ‘With his staggeringly prolific output of soundtracks, operas, theatre works, string quartets, symphonies, and concerti, Philip Glass has become the classical musical analogue to littérateur Joyce Carol Oates.’
    • ‘One's opinions on veracity might determine whether or not one agrees with the proposition that Tristram Shandy is an appropriate model for the on-line littérateur.’
    • ‘Three years ago, celebrated littérateur Arundhati Roy made a mind-boggling comparison.’
    • ‘The reality seems to have been that in these years the young littérateur, entirely wrapped up in discoveries and experiments of the imagination, effectively ignored the fate of his country.’
    writer, feature writer, contributor, journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman
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Origin

Early 19th century: French.

Pronunciation

littérateur

/ˌlɪtərɑːˈtəː/