[ dok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree ]
/ ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri /
Also doc·u·men·tal [dok-yuh-men-tl] /ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tl/. pertaining to, consisting of, or derived from documents: a documentary history of France.
Movies, Television. based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements: a documentary life of Gandhi.
noun, plural doc·u·men·ta·ries.
Movies, Television. a documentary film, radio or television program, etc.
Words nearby documentary
OTHER WORDS FROM documentary
doc·u·men·tar·i·ly, adverbnon·doc·u·men·tal, adjectivenon·doc·u·men·ta·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·doc·u·men·ta·ries.pre·doc·u·men·ta·ry, adjective
sem·i·doc·u·men·ta·ry, adjective, noun, plural sem·i·doc·u·men·ta·ries.un·doc·u·men·ta·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-documentary
/ (ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) /
Also: documental consisting of, derived from, or relating to documents
presenting factual material with little or no fictional additionsthe book gives a documentary account of the war
noun plural -ries
a factual film or television programme about an event, person, etc, presenting the facts with little or no fiction
Derived forms of documentarydocumentarily, adverb
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