mock·​u·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌmä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce mockumentary (audio) , -ˈmen-trē \
plural mockumentaries

Definition of mockumentary

: a facetious or satirical work (such as a film) presented in the style of a documentary

Examples of mockumentary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web González is writing a memoir and two TV series—a talk show hosted by his primary character, Junior, and a mockumentary. Fortune, 7 Oct. 2021 The Nowhere Inn, a mockumentary written by and starring Clark and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, arrived earlier this month. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2021 Available to stream as of Thursday, Fuentes’s film is an extraordinarily accomplished and moving fusion of documentary and fiction, in a genre unto itself: the personal mockumentary. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2021 Both Clement and Waititi have reprised their vampiric roles from the horror mockumentary on the small screen, although infrequently. Rosy Cordero,, 30 June 2021 In fact, the mockumentary was the most streamed titled in all of 2020. Kelsey Mulvey, Forbes, 22 June 2021 The mockumentary available on Peacock follows the daily life of Michael Scott, a manager of a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and his employees. Victoria Priola, cleveland, 18 June 2021 Created by two of Hollywood's most prolific producers, Michael Schur and Greg Daniels, Parks and Rec was the sunnier cousin to the duo's other ensemble mockumentary, The Office. Nina Huang,, 26 May 2021 The first official trailer for The Nowhere Inn, the mockumentary written by and starring Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, is out now. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of mockumentary

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mockumentary

blend of mock and documentary

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10 Oct 2021

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“Mockumentary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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