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Lilliput

[ lil-i-puht, -puht ]
/ ˈlɪl ɪˌpʌt, -pət /
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noun

an imaginary country inhabited by people about 6 inches (15 centimeters) tall, described in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

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Cultural definitions for Lilliput

Lilliput
[ (lil-i-puht) ]

The first land that Lemuel Gulliver visits in Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. The inhabitants, though human in form, are only six inches tall.

Something “lilliputian” (lil-i-pyooh-shuhn) is very small. The expression is especially appropriate for a miniature version of something.
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