noun, plural doc·u·men·ta·ries.
- document reader,
Origin of documentary
Examples from the Web for documentary
The documentary also follows the fortunes of Consuelo Yznaga, later Duchess of Manchester.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This came across in the Showtime Omit the Logic documentary—in which you were a commentator—and it comes across here.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was looking to make a documentary, I wanted to change my career, and I knew right away this was it.
But America the Beautiful III: The Sexualization of Our Youth is by far the most personal of my documentary films.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The documentary ends with a man speaking about his much-loved and missed dead wife.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We cannot say from data now at hand when this took place, documentary history affording no help.Mesa Verde National Park|Anonymous
The only brother he had was most distinctly not "a good fellow," which there was "documentary evidence" to prove.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
He is also supposed to have studied under Pasquini and Pitoni in Rome, but no documentary proof of this statement can be given.
There is documentary evidence against this harsh conclusion.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Lucrezia Borgia, we know from documentary evidence before us, was born on April 19, 1479.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
noun plural -ries
c.1810, "pertaining to documents," from document + -ary. Meaning "factual, meant to provide a record of something" is from 1926, from French film documentarie (1924). The noun (short for documentary film) is attested from 1935. Docudrama is a 1961 coinage.