[ree-uh l-lahyf, reel-]
- existing or happening in reality: real-life drama.
Origin of real-life
First recorded in 1830–40
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- actual human life, as lived by real people, esp contrasted with the lives of fictional or fantasy charactersmiracles don't happen in real life
- (as modifier)a real-life mystery