di·​a·​ris·​tic ˌdī-ə-ˈri-stik How to pronounce diaristic (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a diary
her diaristic tone

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These scenes have a soapbox didacticism completely at odds with the more diaristic qualities of the movie, the moments marked by the ache of memory. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 3 Nov. 2022 Memories and diaristic rambles get captured on a camcorder. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2022 Taylor Swift's 10th studio album will return to the diaristic form of her pre-Folklore oeuvre, focusing on 13 midnights scattered throughout her life. Ew Staff, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2022 Raw and diaristic in nature, Doja’s IG Lives and TikTok videos are portals into corners of her life, with rapt fans constantly trying to follow the bread crumbs. Marjon Carlos, ELLE, 25 May 2022 There’s real familial intimacy, but not in a diaristic way. Marissa R Moss, SPIN, 13 Apr. 2022 The film included diaristic footage that the filmmaker took in Politkovskaya’s home over many years. Nancy Ramsey, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The film included diaristic footage that the filmmaker took in Ms. Politkovskaya’s home over many years. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 The photographs—spare tabletop still-lifes by the artist Laura Letinsky—break up the diaristic prose like quiet exhalations. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diaristic was in 1884

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“Diaristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaristic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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