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

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Robin is a mercurial and self-destructive piano prodigy while Lark, the book’s narrator, is a studious introvert who works behind the scenes for a famous documentarian. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Friendships, Rivalries, Hierarchies & Reversals," 21 June 2019 Naturally, there are lots of video monitors, too, as Azeez’s plot involves a jaded documentarian named Roberta (Lee Gerstenhaber), who stumbles into the crisis and rides the adrenaline to a heightened sense of purpose. Nelson Pressley, Washington Post, "D.C. sniper case is the frame for ‘Forest Treás,’ an experimental show about media," 11 June 2019 For historians, preservationists, documentarians, and the like, that can make this genre hard to preserve. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "How do you preserve beloved New Orleans folk art? A Web font, of course," 23 Nov. 2018 Master German documentarian Wim Wenders turns his lens on Pope Francis and his message of peace and love. Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle, "New movies: Deadpool is back, and so is his mouth," 16 May 2018 For Achord and his friend Anthony DelRosario, who's a photographer and documentarian, the answer seemed obvious—a font, of course. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "How do you preserve beloved New Orleans folk art? A Web font, of course," 23 Nov. 2018 In 2002, the famed documentarian Errol Morris interviewed Donald Trump for a prerecorded segment for the Academy Awards. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "2 New Reasons to Binge-Watch Orson Welles Arrive on Netflix," 2 Nov. 2018 For example, Emerson partnered with Oscar-winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim to follow four undocumented Dreamers in the 2013 film The Dream Is Now. Alexandra Robbins, Marie Claire, "The Welcome Committee," 15 Aug. 2018 A few reporters, documentarians and artists found their way inside. Chris Jones,, "Uptown Theatre will be restored: $75 million plan unveiled for grand palace on North Side," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of documentarian

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for documentarian

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