: of, relating to, or marked by the accurate transcription (as into drama) of a segment of actual life experience

Examples of slice-of-life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This quietly poetic slice-of-life film follows a week in the life of Paterson (Adam Driver), a bus driver who happens to work in the New Jersey city of the same name. Kevin Jacobsen, EW.com, 14 May 2024 Neeraj Pandey Vijay 69 Release Date: TBC Logline: Vijay 69 is a quirky, slice-of-life film about a man who decides to compete in a triathlon at the age of 69! Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Feb. 2024 The movie is a beautiful slice-of-life vignette, complete with a story of family, companionship, love, and loss. Derek Scancarelli, EW.com, 18 Dec. 2023 Since 2000, Yamazaki has directed a wide range of features from anime to slice-of-life dramas to science fiction and historical epics, wearing the VFX supervisor hat at the same time. Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Ever since baby Charlie bit his unsuspecting brother’s finger, kids have been going viral for those raw slice-of-life moments that were captured, described, shared and inexplicably blew up out of nowhere. Jared Bilski, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2024 Eileen has been, up to this point, a bruised slice-of-life drama, a dingy-retro period piece, and possibly a romance just waiting to rev its amour fou engine. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 Dec. 2023 The specificity of these conversations, even the subject matter itself, is a slice-of-life that video games just don’t play with. WIRED, 1 Nov. 2023 There are just these beautiful little moments that feel so slice-of-life. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 25 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slice-of-life was circa 1934

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“Slice-of-life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slice-of-life. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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