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autobiography

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noun au·to·bi·og·ra·phy \ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fē, -bē-\

Simple Definition of autobiography

  • : a biography written by the person it is about

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of autobiography

  1. :  the biography of a person narrated by himself or herself

autobiographer

play \-fər\ noun

autobiographical

play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ also

autobiographic

play \-fik\ adjective

autobiographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of autobiography in a sentence

  1. I read her autobiography last year.



1797

First Known Use of autobiography

1797

Rhymes with autobiography


AUTOBIOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

autobiography

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noun au·to·bi·og·ra·phy \ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fē\

Definition of autobiography for Students

plural

autobiographies

  1. :  the biography of a person written by that person





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