Definition of literariness in US English:

literariness

noun

  • See literary

    • ‘The counterpart of a culture's national individuality in its literature is originality, the definitive marker of literariness.’
    • ‘In fact, though, the novel's real interest is in its own literariness.’
    • ‘This displacement seems also to occur in this discussion, were it not for the fact that its theoretical insights respond to the novel's complex negotiation of literariness.’
    • ‘The result is a sense of the literariness of French.’
    • ‘Let me now assuage the fear of theory by pointing out that there are theories which actually threaten or ignore the literariness of literature.’