/ (ˈlɛtəz) /

noun(functioning as plural or singular)
  1. literary knowledge, ability, or learning: a man of letters

  2. literary culture in general

  1. an official title, degree, etc, indicated by an abbreviation: letters after one's name

Words Nearby letters

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

How to use letters in a sentence

  • The remark comes to mind while reading The Selected letters of Norman Mailer.

  • As small letters weary the eye most, so also the smallest affairs disturb us most.

    Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
  • letters coming from him from time to time prove that he was alive and well at least until three months ago.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • The book contains many words in which some though not all of the letters are in italics, for example Swordsman.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • At that time, the postage on letters from that region was very high, sometimes as much as fifty or sixty cents, or even a dollar.

    The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman