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 A year ago, Christopher Rufo was an obscure documentarian. Jake Bittle, The New Republic, 8 June 2021 That is a journalist and a documentarian’s responsibility. Risa Sarachan, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 And that’s very different from the work of a documentarian who is trying to capture what really happened. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 Mothers in particular are tasked with both cultivating and chronicling their children, and Mia Farrow was a thorough family documentarian. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021 Jodie Foster kissed the scheming bisexual documentarian from The L Word while both wore pajamas and held a big dog. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 1 Mar. 2021 Gabriela’s background as a documentarian is really important, because there are moments that are so real and not contrived, that are so human. Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2021 An actress, producer and documentarian — as well as an entrepreneur, activist and author — Fonda, 83, has spent six decades in Hollywood, winning two Oscars and seven Golden Globes, among countless other awards. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 1 Mar. 2021 But series director Rudy Valdez (a documentarian who also served as a cameraperson and editor) keeps things in perspective, just as the coaching staff, parents, and kids try to. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 2 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of documentarian

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for documentarian

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17 Jun 2021

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“Documentarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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