semidocumentary

noun
semi·​doc·​u·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌse-mē-ˌdä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce semidocumentary (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˈmen-trē \

Definition of semidocumentary

: a motion picture that uses many details taken from actual events or situations in presenting a fictional story

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semidocumentary adjective

First Known Use of semidocumentary

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Semidocumentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidocumentary. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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