Examples of verisimilitude in a Sentence
the novel's degree of verisimilitude is compromised by 18th-century characters who speak in very 21st-century English
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The only way to get around the Uncanny Valley while still pursuing realism is to reach a level of verisimilitude such that the viewer is genuinely fooled.
Still, Burton wanted some element of verisimilitude.
Anderson, a stickler for verisimilitude even in the weirdest situations, has the human residents of Megasaki City speak their native Japanese, a choice that would seem respectful enough except for the conspicuous absence of English subtitles.
With The Death of Stalin—based on the 2010 French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin—Iannucci has largely abandoned verisimilitude in favor of straight farce, poking fun at the idea of the thing, rather than the thing itself.
There was rarely the time or the budgetary freedom to send these journeypeople off to dialect coaches, even if the priority was verisimilitude rather than getting 22 episodes in the can as fast as humanly possible.
The songs actually work against the production’s verisimilitude, calling to mind slick MTV videos rather than heartfelt emotion.
It’s easier to appraise a realistic movie, since everyone is qualified to judge verisimilitude—to compare the film’s world with one’s own.
His argument relies, as a lot of anti-diversity arguments do, on verisimilitude.
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Did You Know?
From its roots, verisimilitude means basically "similarity to the truth". Most fiction writers and filmmakers aim at some kind of verisimilitude to give their stories an air of reality. They need not show something actually true, or even very common, but simply something believable. A mass of good details in a play, novel, painting, or film may add verisimilitude. A spy novel without some verisimilitude won't interest many readers, but a fantastical novel may not even attempt to seem true to life.
Origin and Etymology of verisimilitude
VERISIMILITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of verisimilitude for English Language Learners
: the quality of seeming real
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