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[let-er-pur-fikt] /ˈlɛt ərˈpɜr fɪkt/
knowing one's part, lesson, or the like, perfectly.
precise or exact in every detail; verbatim.
Origin of letter-perfect
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Oh, but he's letter-perfect," murmured Edith in admiration.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • Bobby was 159 letter-perfect in her part, if she did have a damaged wing, as she said.

  • It is remembered that of all the gay company she was the only one who was letter-perfect in her part.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • The farce was prearranged, the actors therein were letter-perfect.


    James Branch Cabell
  • Keg was a good dresser, but I never saw him quite as letter-perfect and wholly immaculate as he was just then.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • I was pleased with the way the piece was read, and they said they would be letter-perfect in three days.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He thought with slow surprise that she was not yet letter-perfect in her rle of the material triumphant over the spiritual.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • So letter-perfect was he in his lines that a layman might have scouted his realization of the enormousness of his responsibility.

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer
  • At school I have known her to sit up all night to make sure that she would be letter-perfect in her lessons the following morning.

    A Thoughtless Yes Helen H. Gardener
  • He said you were letter-perfect in the part, anyway, and it was the others who really needed the rehearsing.

    The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for letter-perfect


another term (esp in the US) for word-perfect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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