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slice-of-life

[ slahys-uhv-lahyf ]
/ ˈslaɪs əvˈlaɪf /
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of, relating to, or being a naturalistic, unembellished representation of real life: a play with slice-of-life dialogue.

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Origin of slice-of-life

1890–95; attributive use of slice of life, translation of French tranche de vie, allegedly coined by dramatist Jean Jullien (1854–1919)

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