variants: or less commonly semiautobiographical
Definition of semi-autobiographical
: partly autobiography and partly fiction : being a fictionalized account of the author's life a semi-autobiographical novel/film … James Herriott's semiautobiographical story of his return from WWII to family and friends. — TV Guide The play is a convincing picture of a brief but powerful relationship, based on Owen's copious letters and the semi-autobiographical account of Sassoon's George Sherston.— Simon Berry Pedro Almodóvar's most recent drama is one of his most personal: a semi-autobiographical study of an aging, isolated filmmaker who reconnects with an estranged colleague … and starts reassessing his own life.— Norman Wilner In this semiautobiographical take on her own life, [Pamela] Adlon plays "Sam," a working actress and single parent in Los Angeles.— Kit Steinkellner also : of, relating to, or in the style of a semi-autobiographical work a semi-autobiographical protagonist/character/role Through semiautobiographical storytelling, Jenna Dawn Maclellan's project will address the challenges of daily life in the North … — The Sudbury Star The acclaimed artist … is known for the semi-autobiographical nature of his work, which riffs on his own youth in the Vancouver suburb of Port Coquitlam. — Guy Dixon Is this all meant to be a semi-autobiographical comment on what fame does to relationships, since [Darren] Aronofsky and [Jennifer] Lawrence are an item in real life? — Ryan Lambie
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