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 Like a diaristic picture puzzle built of fragments from a magpie sensibility, the account is equal parts Artforum, Tatler and Interview, and Modern Painters, Mr. Yokobosky said. New York Times, 1 July 2021 With a new name and a rush of listeners from around the world, Ulven released more of her diaristic music in spurts over the next couple of years. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Undoubtedly the work’s diaristic origins are a part of its appeal. James Romm, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 As none of these personal films were intended to make money, the show is like an alternative history of cinema, one that elevates the unpolished image and the diaristic impulse over craftsmanship and commercialism. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2020 The camera follows these modern creatures low to the ground, with minimal narration, creating a roving, diaristic dog’s-eye view. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 7 Sep. 2020 These moments insert an almost diaristic chatter into the usual silence of abstraction. Matthew Bourbon, Dallas News, 22 Apr. 2020 Is there a kind of diaristic quality about this project? New York Times, 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, 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of diaristic

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 30 Jul. 2021.

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