MEANING: adjective: Relating to or situated at the shore.
noun: A shore, especially the area between high tide and low tide levels.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin litus (shore). Earliest documented use: 1656.

LITTERAL - shorelines and beaches covered with picnickers' garbage

LIT-MORAL - short, pithy, sometimes cryptic saying found at the end of each fable

LILT-ORAL - a song