Definition of 'Literal Meaning'

What Is the Definition of 'Literal Meaning'? (with Examples)

The term literal meaning denotes that all words are in strict accordance with their original meanings. In other words, to apply the literal meaning is to take the words in their most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration.

Examples of Literal Meaning

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What is a euphemism? What is figurative language? What is a figure of speech? What is hyperbole? What is an idiom? What is a metaphor? What is personification? What is a simile? Glossary of grammatical terms