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meta- +‎ textual

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metatextual (comparative more metatextual, superlative most metatextual)

  1. Constituting self-referential text (text about the text); for example, as mentioned earlier herein.
  2. Of or pertaining to metatextuality.
    • 2016 October 2, David Sims, “Westworld Is a Grand Saga of Gunslingers and Robots”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      Still, the meta-textual cleverness of the whole affair takes a little while to settle into, partly because the early storylines feel so routine.
    • 2017 October 27, Alex McLevy, “Making a Killing: The Brief Life and Bloody Death of the Post-Scream Slasher Revival”, in The A.V. Club[2], archived from the original on 5 March 2018:
      The metatextual tweak to the then-tired franchise was a creative shot in the arm, and though it didn’t set the box office on fire, it set the stage for Scream’s brilliant deconstruction of the genre.

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Adjective

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metatextual m or f (masculine and feminine plural metatextuals)

  1. metatextual

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /metateɡsˈtwal/ [me.t̪a.t̪eɣ̞sˈt̪wal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: me‧ta‧tex‧tual

Adjective

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metatextual m or f (masculine and feminine plural metatextuales)

  1. metatextual