doc·​u·​men·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌdä-kyə-mən-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce documentarian (audio) , -ˌmen-, -kyü- \

Definition of documentarian

: one who makes a documentary

Examples of documentarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choy, an experienced documentarian inspired by leftist liberation movements, volunteered to make a short film for A.C.J.’s fund-raising efforts. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 23 June 2022 Zappa, who died in 1993 of prostate cancer at the age of 52, was an obsessive documentarian of his own work, and his vault contains a substantial amount of unreleased material. Jem Aswad, Variety, 30 June 2022 British documentarian Nick Quested filmed the leaders of two far-right groups, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, meeting in a parking garage near the Capitol. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 13 June 2022 Connolly now joins the select club of BAFTA Fellows, a group that includes such luminaries as actor/comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, documentarian David Attenborough, actor Julie Walters and Monty Python co-founder Michael Palin. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2022 There’s also a young documentarian played by Lukas Gage. Julian Sancton, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2022 Thursday's hearing featured two witnesses: a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was injured during the riot and a documentarian who filmed parts of the violence. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 13 June 2022 The New York Times reports that on Thursday, a Capitol police officer who was injured in the attack and a documentarian who interviewed the Proud Boys will provide testimony as some of the panel’s first public witnesses. Amber Phillips, Anchorage Daily News, 10 June 2022 Nick Quested: Quested, a filmmaker and documentarian, captured the movements and chaos at the Capitol on Jan. 6. CBS News, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of documentarian

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for documentarian

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4 Aug 2022

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“Documentarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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