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1documentary

adjective doc·u·men·ta·ry \-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

: consisting of documents : written down

Full Definition of DOCUMENTARY

1
:  being or consisting of documents :  contained or certified in writing <documentary evidence>
2
:  of, relating to, or employing documentation in literature or art; broadly :  factual, objective <a documentary film of the war>
doc·u·men·tar·i·ly \-mən-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˌmen-\ adverb
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Examples of DOCUMENTARY

  1. You must present documentary proof of your residence.
  2. <a documentary film about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor>

First Known Use of DOCUMENTARY

1802

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2documentary

noun

: a movie or television program that tells the facts about actual people and events

plural documentaries

Full Definition of DOCUMENTARY

:  a documentary presentation (as a film or novel)

Examples of DOCUMENTARY

  1. We watched a documentary on the early history of jazz.

First Known Use of DOCUMENTARY

1935

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
DOCUMENTARIES Defined for Kids

documentary

noun doc·u·men·ta·ry \ˌdä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\
plural doc·u·men·ta·ries

Definition of DOCUMENTARY for Kids

:  a film that tells the facts about something

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