Definition of Documentary:

  1. Consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter.

  2. Based on or pertaining to written records.

  3. Written, oral, or photographic record of actual events or facts. Although not fictionalized, a documentary may contain parts constructed from folklore or history, and/or may include dramatization to highlight specific events or personalities.

  4. A movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.

Synonyms of Documentary

3-D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Technicolor, Western, Absolute, Actual, Adducible, Admissible, Animated cartoon, Archival, Ascertained, Attestative, Attested, Attestive, Authentic, Authenticated, Based on, Black-and-white film, Cartoon, Categorically true, Certain, Certified, Chiller, Cinema, Circumstantial, Color film, Conclusive, Confirmed, Convincing, Corroborated, Creepie, Cumulative, Damning, Decisive, Demonstrated, Determinative, Determined, Documental, Documentary film, Documentational, Documented, Educational film, Effectual, Epigraphic, Established, Evidential, Evidentiary, Ex parte, Eye-witness, Factual, Feature, Film, Final, Firsthand, Flick, Flicker, Founded on, Grounded on, Hearsay, Historical, Horror picture, Horse opera, Implicit, Incontrovertible, Indicative, Indisputable, Irrefutable, Irresistible, Material, Motion picture, Motion-picture show, Movie, Moving picture, Necrological, Newsreel, Not in error, Nudie, Nuncupative, Obituary, Objectively true, Overwhelming, Photodrama, Photoplay, Picture, Picture show, Pornographic film, Presumptive, Preview, Probative, Proved, Real, Reliable, Short, Significant, Silent, Silent film, Skin flick, Sneak preview, Spaghetti Western, Substantiated, Suggestive, Sure, Sure-enough, Symptomatic, Talkie, Talking picture, Telling, Testimonial, Thriller, Trailer, True, True as gospel, Truthful, Unconfuted, Undenied, Underground film, Undoubted, Unerroneous, Unfallacious, Unfalse, Unmistaken, Unquestionable, Unrefuted, Valid, Validated, Veracious, Verified, Veritable, Weighty, Factual programme, Factual film, Recorded, Documented, Registered, Written, Chronicled, Archived, Archive, On record, In writing, On paper

How to use Documentary in a sentence?

  1. In the last month he has been the subject of two television documentaries.
  2. His book is based on documentary sources.

Meaning of Documentary & Documentary Definition