autobiography

noun
au·​to·​bi·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce autobiography (audio) , -bē-\

Definition of autobiography

: the biography of a person narrated by himself or herself

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Other Words from autobiography

autobiographer \ -​fər How to pronounce autobiographer (audio) \ noun
autobiographical \ -​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce autobiographical (audio) \ or less commonly autobiographic \ -​fik How to pronounce autobiographic (audio) \ adjective
autobiographically \ -​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce autobiographically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of autobiography in a Sentence

I read her autobiography last year.

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But Amy's autobiography, A Little Me, which is expected to hit shelves in May, is said to be her most intimate offering yet. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Amy Roloff's Net Worth Goes Way Beyond 'Little People, Big World'," 2 Apr. 2019 BEN STANSALLGetty Images Anyway, The Royal Holiday will go on sale October 1, and will sit nicely on the bookshelf alongside Meghan Markle’s charity cookbook, and maybe also that autobiography that her dog wrote last year. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "A Romance Novel Based on Meghan Markle's Mother, Doria Ragland, Really is Coming Soon," 12 Apr. 2019 Big Boy also released the 2011 autobiography An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size, chronicling his life, radio career and dramatic weight loss. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Fuse Media and iHeartMedia to Televise 'Big Boy's Neighborhood' Radio Show: Exclusive," 9 July 2018 Chronkite wrote in the foreword of Landwirth’s 1996 autobiography. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Give Kids The World Founder Henri Landwirth dead at 91," 17 Apr. 2018 Though the protagonist is a psychiatrist and not an author, the 1934 book could almost have been an autobiography—and Fitzgerald admitted as much himself. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "F. Scott Fitzgerald Inscribed This Copy of Tender is the Night to Zelda's Psychiatrist," 21 Apr. 2017 In his autobiography, Springsteen wrote of a period in America where dread was in the air. Timothy Bella, The Seattle Times, "Bruce Springsteen: Trump is ‘deeply damaged at his core’," 28 Nov. 2018 In her autobiography, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, which was released today, Bündchen shares intimate details about her nuptials to the New England Patriots quarterback nine years ago. Eileen Reslen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gisele Bündchen Shares Rare, Intimate Details About Her Wedding to Tom Brady," 2 Oct. 2018 Judges chose an eclectic range of 31 books in six competitive categories, from fiction to criticism to autobiography, for which six finalists were picked. Hillel Italie, The Seattle Times, "Rachel Kushner among finalists for book critics prizes," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of autobiography

1797, in the meaning defined above

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autobiography

noun

English Language Learners Definition of autobiography

: a biography written by the person it is about

autobiography

noun
au·​to·​bi·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌȯ-tə-bī-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce autobiography (audio) \
plural autobiographies

Kids Definition of autobiography

: the biography of a person written by that person

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