Definition of "documentary" []

  • Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents. (adjective)
  • Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film. (adjective)
  • A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration. (noun)
  • Consisting of, derived from, or relating to documents (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Presenting factual material with little or no fictional additions (adjective)
  • A factual film or television programme about an event, person, etc, presenting the facts with little or no fiction (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "documentary" in a sentence
  • "Brother in documentary is a film about the two brothers most of us have not seen."
  • "AL-JUBEIR: Well, let's be careful with the term documentary here."
  • "But I think the documentary is accurate as portraying the neoconservatives as playing a key role in getting the evangelical message ensconced into he daily lexicon."