[ met-uh-fik-shuh n ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌfɪk ʃən /
fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction.
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Origin of metafiction
First recorded in 1975–80
Words nearby metafiction
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Example sentences from the Web for metafiction
The novel might be a metafiction in the style of John Barth, who has also in his eighties been influenced by cognitive science.