Definition of letterato in English:

letterato

(also leterato)

Pronunciation /ˌlɛtəˈrɑːtəʊ/

See synonyms for letterato

noun

  • Chiefly in Italian contexts: a learned or lettered person; one engaged in literary pursuits.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From Italian letterato, †leterato (also †literato, †litterato) person engaged in literary pursuits, writer, learned person, use as noun of letterato educated, cultured from classical Latin litterātus.