Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A television or movie dramatization of events based on fact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event.

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  • noun A type of drama (a film, a television show, or a play) that combines elements of documentary and drama, to some extent showing real events and to some extent using actors performing recreations of documented events.

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  • noun a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[docu(mentary) + drama.]

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Blend of documentary and drama

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  • A fictional genre in which dramatic techniques are combined with documentary elements to depict real events.

    June 25, 2015