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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There is an anecdote in Dietmar Hamann's autobiography The Didi Man that perhaps sums up the lasting image of Sven-Goran Eriksson better than any other. SI.com, "Sven-Goran Eriksson: The Scudetto Winning Shagger Who Never Solved the Lampard-Gerrard Conundrum," 14 June 2019 That the book is autobiography makes its many shocking details all the more powerful. Nora Krug, Washington Post, "Life beyond ‘Star Trek’: Kate Mulgrew’s poignant, sometimes shocking family story," 7 June 2019 That led to last summer’s book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Bloomsbury, $24.95), a wildly hilarious, raw and glib, two-fistedly unsentimental autobiography. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Anthony Bourdain: He didn't set out to be a celebrity," 8 June 2018 On her post from Tuesday, Amy shared a picture of herself alongside her new autobiography, A Little Me. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "‘Little People, Big World’ Star Amy Roloff Gets Called Out on Instagram After the Latest Episode," 15 May 2019 Natalie, who had been experiencing health issues for many years, chronicled her lifelong battle with substance abuse in her 2000 autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder. Lauren Matthews, Woman's Day, "Rewatch Natalie Cole and Dad Nat King Cole's Amazing "Unforgettable" Duet," 2 Jan. 2016 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

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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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