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1       adj   Literary means concerned with or connected with the writing, study, or appreciation of literature.  
usu ADJ n  
She's the literary editor of the `Sunday Review'., ...a literary masterpiece.     
2       adj   Literary words and expressions are often unusual in some way and are used to create a special effect in a piece of writing such as a poem, speech, or novel.  

literary criticism     
Literary criticism is the academic study of the techniques used in the creation of literature.      n-uncount  
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to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
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