Thursday, April 23, 2015


Definition: (from
1. contained in or carried on by letters
2. of, relating to, or consisting of letters

"This epistolary novel focuses on the unrequited love between a man and his television."
"Their epistolary relationship was abruptly ended at the start of the great pencil shortage."

Origin: (from
"1650s, from French √©pistolaire, from Late Latin epistolarius 'of or belonging to letters,' from Latin epistola 'a letter, a message' (see epistle). In Middle English as a noun (early 15c.), 'book containing epistles read in the Mass,' from Medieval Latinepistolarium."

Awkwardness rating: 5

Dear Television, How I love thee. (