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epistolary

[ ih-pis-tl-er-ee ]
/ ɪˈpɪs tlˌɛr i /
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adjective
contained in or carried on by letters: an epistolary friendship.
of, relating to, or consisting of letters.
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Origin of epistolary

First recorded in 1650–60, epistolary is from the Latin word epistolāris of, belonging to a letter. See epistle, -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM epistolary

un·e·pis·to·lar·y, adjective
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How to use epistolary in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for epistolary

epistolary

archaic epistolatory

/ (ɪˈpɪstələrɪ) /

adjective
relating to, denoting, conducted by, or contained in letters
(of a novel or other work) constructed in the form of a series of letters
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