non·​doc·​u·​men·​ta·​ry ˌnän-ˌdä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce nondocumentary (audio)
: not being a documentary
the director's first nondocumentary film
: not being, consisting of, or contained in documents
nondocumentary evidence
nondocumentary noun
plural nondocumentaries
In 1947, for example, just six feature films—full length, nondocumentaries—were released in the U.S.S.R. … Dwight Macdonald

Examples of nondocumentary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seventh nondocumentary feature by Wright made its way to theaters on October 29, after having been delayed twice by distributor Focus Features over pandemic concerns. Chris Lee, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of nondocumentary was in 1907

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“Nondocumentary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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