subtext

Definitions:

  • An implicit meaning or theme of a literary text.
  • The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text and interpreted by an actor in performance.
  • The <xref>implicit</xref> <xref>meaning</xref> of a <xref>text</xref>, often a <xref>literary</xref> one, or a <xref>speech</xref> or <xref>dialogue</xref>.
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