[suhb-lit-er-uh-cher, -choo r, -li-truh-]


writing below the standards of literature as an art form.
a report or similar material written for immediate use and reproduced in an impermanent form.

Origin of subliterature

First recorded in 1950–55; sub- + literature
Related formssub·lit·er·ar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019