English dictionary definition of:



  • a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind


  • without interpretation or embellishment
  • limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
  • avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
  • being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something


actual erratum genuine misprint real typo

Scrabble score for literal

Scrabble score = 7

generated at 10:15:31 on 22-01-20

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