Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

explication de texte

[ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] /ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst/
noun, plural explications de texte
[ek-splee-kah-syawn duh tekst] /ɛk spli kɑ syɔ̃ də ˈtɛkst/ (Show IPA).
an approach to literary criticism involving close examination, analysis, and exposition of the text of a work, and concentrating on language, style, content, and the interrelationships of the parts to the whole in regard to meaning and symbolism.
Origin of explication de texte
literally, explanation of text Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for explication de texte

explication de texte

/ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst/
noun (pl) explications de texte (ɛksplikɑsjɔ̃ də tɛkst)
a close textual analysis of a literary work
Word Origin
literally: explanation of (the) text
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for explication de texte

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for explication

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for explication de texte