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[dok-yuh-drah-muh, -dram-uh]
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noun Television.
  1. a fictionalized drama based primarily on actual events.
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Origin of docudrama

First recorded in 1960–65; docu(mentary) + drama
Related formsdoc·u·dram·a·tist [dok-yuh-dram-uh-tist, -drah-muh-] /ˈdɒk yəˌdræm ə tɪst, -ˌdrɑ mə-/, noun
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  1. a film or television programme based on true events, presented in a dramatized form
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