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1(of an actor or speaker) knowing by heart the words for one's part or speech.
- ‘What helps the play enormously is the letter-perfect production.’
- ‘In Measure for Measure, a three-hour Shakespearean marathon, the actors were letter-perfect with their lines, as they certainly would not have been after a standard three weeks.’
- 1.1 Accurate to the smallest verbal detail.‘when he delivered a manuscript, it was letter-perfect’
- ‘Tom Wilkinson, sporting a letter-perfect American accent, brings depth and humanity to the part of Father Moore.’
- ‘We have to get the transmission of a complete sentence down, letter-perfect.’
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