docudrama

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noun docu·dra·ma \ˈdä-kyə-ˌdrä-mə, -ˌdra-, -kyü-\

Definition of docudrama

  1. :  a drama (as for television) dealing freely with historical events especially of a recent and controversial nature

Examples of docudrama in a sentence

  1. They are making a docudrama about the controversial court case.

Origin and Etymology of docudrama

documentary + drama


First Known Use: circa 1961


DOCUDRAMA Defined for English Language Learners

docudrama

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noun docu·dra·ma \ˈdä-kyə-ˌdrä-mə, -ˌdra-, -kyü-\

Definition of docudrama for English Language Learners

  • : a movie that is usually made for television and that tells a story about real events that have happened recently


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