• (America) IPA: /ˈlɛtɚz/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈlɛtəz/
  1. plural form of letter
  2. Literature school subject.
    Rickert was the first woman (and second individual) to be awarded a Ph.D. in English letters and philology with that academic honor at the University of Chicago.
  3. The liberal arts, humanities, learning broad accumulated cultural knowledge.
    Though architecture in ancient Rome was not generally considered to belong to the artes liberales, Vitruvius easily qualified as a man of letters because of his wide learning.
  1. third-person singular form of letter

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