self-pro·​duced ˌself-prə-ˈdüst How to pronounce self-produced (audio)
: produced by oneself: such as
: caused to exist or happen by one's own physical or mental processes or actions
Body parts are moving with respect to one another and with respect to external objects, as a result of self-produced actions.Marc Jeannerod
Our conscious sensory perceptions are largely self-produced, and yet they seem to be simply given to us, to be simply observations of given realities.David Ray Griffin
: made available for public exhibition or dissemination by oneself
a self-produced album
In March, the group debuted a self-produced TV series …Emily Pyrek

Examples of self-produced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The few female producers who have won album of the year have been artists who self-produced their own projects, including Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne and Sarah Neufeld. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Dec. 2023 British players, both self-produced and adopted through heritage, are playing quality basketball and beating quality opponents in full view of everyone who wants to watch it. Mark Deeks, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The pop star, who self-produced the film, gets to take home about 57% of ticket sales, with theaters keeping the remaining revenues and AMC taking a small distribution fee. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 16 Oct. 2023 Southern Star, self-produced by Cobb, arrives Sept. 22 on his Ol’ Buddy Records and Thirty Tigers. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2023 In fact, Harry and his wife Meghan’s six-hour Netflix documentary was self-produced by the royal couple. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 6 June 2023 Every song, some of which are self-produced, has room for his voice to breathe and his words to sink in. Max Bell, SPIN, 30 May 2023 His show is self-produced and funded without investors. Jaylon Thompson, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-produced was in 1696

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“Self-produced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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: produced by oneself or itself
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