noun, plural lit·té·ra·teurs [lit-er-uh-turz; French lee-tey-ra-tœr] /ˌlɪt ər əˈtɜrz; French li teɪ raˈtœr/.
Origin of littérateur
Examples from the Web for litterateur
A composer, pianist, and litterateur, who is still living in Poland.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)|Moritz Karasowski
The litterateur in Wagners estimation had no fixed purpose, no ideal.Wagner as I Knew Him|Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
He was a well-known French litterateur, and director of the library of the Arsenal.
The following observation by an eminent eye specialist and litterateur illustrates the opening paragraph of this chapter.The New Glutton or Epicure|Horace Fletcher
And it would be thus the architect, not the litterateur, that would be permanently remembered.Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for litterateur
Word Origin for littérateur
Word Origin and History for litterateur
"a literary man," 1806, from French littérateur, from Latin litterator "a grammarian, philologist," from littera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Sometimes Englished as literator (1630s, often with a deprecatory sense). Fem. form is littératrice.