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
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Historical Examples of letter-perfect

  • "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

British Dictionary definitions for letter-perfect



another term (esp in the US) for word-perfect
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