Part of speech: adjective

Belonging or suitable to correspondence by letter.

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Usage examples "epistolary":

  1. I can answer such, and not without good authority, that in epistolary composition we must not regard Cicero as a model. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. Our amorous relations are absolutely reduced to epistolary effusions, and to clandestine meetings, to bring about which we have recourse to all the stratagems employed by separated lovers. - "French and Oriental Love in a Harem", Mario Uchard.
  3. Madam, your removal out of town and the Severity of the Weather are the Reason of my making you this Epistolary Visit. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.