di·​a·​ris·​tic | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈri-stik How to pronounce diaristic (audio) \

Definition of diaristic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a diary her diaristic tone

Examples of diaristic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These moments insert an almost diaristic chatter into the usual silence of abstraction. Matthew Bourbon, Dallas News, "Artist Mark Bradford finds allure in the everyday detritus of the world," 22 Apr. 2020 Is there a kind of diaristic quality about this project? New York Times, "Lessons From the Plagues, Painted for Passover," 7 Apr. 2020 In diaristic fragments, Lizzie builds a taxonomy of end-times experts: disaster psychologists, futurists, climate scientists, survival instructors, war journalists, hippies. The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 2 Mar. 2020 Sleeveless starts with a diaristic account of New York, followed by a vignette in the third person, then a chunk of essays. Zoë Hu, The New Republic, "Natasha Stagg Has No Illusions," 28 Oct. 2019 Broad strokes can be just as emotionally potent as diaristic impulses, but from her earliest songs, her lyrics have always communicated a bracing amount of information in digestible fashion, a consistently stunning high-wire act. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Taylor Swift Emerges From the Darkness Unbroken on ‘Lover’," 23 Aug. 2019 That’s not to say Clairo strayed too far from the highly personal, diaristic and borderline stream-of-consciousness lyrics that first endeared her to her ever-growing fanbase. Dan Hyman, chicagotribune.com, "Clairo gets to show off her newfound sonic lack of insecurity at Pitchfork Fest," 17 July 2019 American artist and writer Teju Cole frames his diaristic images—such as the photo Brazzaville (2013) which features a young boy grasping a railing above a body of rushing water—with short poetry and texts that examine memory. Kate Sierzputowski, Chicago Reader, "‘In Their Own Form’ takes a long look at Afrofuturism beyond Black Panther," 9 May 2018 Other artists in the show make steady deposits into a diaristic record to track changes over time in the perceiving or perceived self. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "One bed photo per day, for years and years: Mesmerizing moments from an art show about daily life," 9 Apr. 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Diaristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaristic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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