real-life

[ ree-uh l-lahyf, reel- ]
/ ˈri əlˌlaɪf, ˈril- /

adjective

existing or happening in reality: real-life drama.

Nearby words

  1. real time,
  2. real variable,
  3. real wages,
  4. real world,
  5. real-estate investment trust,
  6. real-time,
  7. real-time ultrasound,
  8. realgar,
  9. realia,
  10. realign

Origin of real-life

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for real life

real life

noun

  1. actual human life, as lived by real people, esp contrasted with the lives of fictional or fantasy charactersmiracles don't happen in real life
  2. (as modifier)a real-life mystery
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