[ suhb-lit-er-uh-cher, -choor, -li-truh- ]

  1. writing below the standards of literature as an art form.

  2. 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

Other words from subliterature

  • sub·lit·er·ar·y, adjective

Words Nearby subliterature Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023