Definition of lettres
1. letters [ n ] the literary culture
Examples: "this book shows American letters at its best"
(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
There is evidence to suggest , in_fact , that many authors of the humorous sketches were prompted to write them - or to make them as indelicate as they are - by way of protesting against the artificial refinements which had come to dominate the polite letters of the South .Synonyms letters Related Terms culture
2. letters [ n ] scholarly attainment
Examples: "he is a man of letters"
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