diaristic

adjective

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

Examples of diaristic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This diaristic collection of songs comes after Swift announced her split with British actor Joe Alwyn, her boyfriend of six years, in April 2023. Suzy Exposito, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2024 David’s improvisatory approach has generated a real bounty of diaristic non sequiturs — some of which, interestingly, reveal a fascination with acting itself, especially performances from midcentury American cinema. M.d. Rodrigues, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 The e-mails feel more diaristic than the former President’s tweets, which were written with a larger audience in mind (haters, the media). Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 Despite top-shelf performances from its actors, that play, too, ceded too much space to diaristic moments of being, to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf. Rhoda Feng, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2024 The documentary, a diaristic look at the rapper’s life over 60 days in 2022-2023 amid his most recent global tour, will make its debut on HBO on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET; the film is also set to stream on Max. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 4 Jan. 2024 What the world first glimpsed in news clips was expanded into this diaristic account, at once humanistic and harrowing. Steve Dollar, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 In 2023, Grant published A Pocketful of Happiness, his diaristic memoir reflecting on his life and career. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 Griffith’s lyrics might be understood as a precursor for Taylor Swift’s diaristic songwriting. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023

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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 22 May. 2024.

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