- How do you find the literal meaning?
- What does literal meaning mean in English?
- What does literal mean in writing?
To apply the literal meaning is to take the words in their most basic sense, i.e., not in their figurative sense or in any additional meaning.
1 : following the ordinary or usual meaning of the words I’m using the word in its literal, not figurative, sense. 2 : true to fact She gave a literal account of what she saw. Other Words from literal. literally adverb. literalness noun.
Literal language is used to mean exactly what is written. For example: “It was raining a lot, so I rode the bus.” In this example of literal language, the writer means to explain exactly what is written: that he or she chose to ride the bus because of the heavy rain.