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documentary

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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

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

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