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My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.
Michael Ian Black

Meaning of "documentaries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOCUMENTARIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOCUMENTARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Documentaries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DOCUMENTARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

documentaries

Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock — the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOCUMENTARIES

docudrama
document
document case
document imaging
document reader
documentable
documental
documentalist
documentarian
documentarily
documentarise
documentarist
documentarize
documentary
documentary evidence
documentary film
documentary letter of credit
documentation
documentational
documenter

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOCUMENTARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
diaries
dictionaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
mercenaries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of documentaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DOCUMENTARIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «documentaries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of documentaries

Translation of «documentaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTARIES

Find out the translation of documentaries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of documentaries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «documentaries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纪录片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

documentales
570 millions of speakers

English

documentaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वृत्तचित्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أفلام وثائقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

документальные фильмы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

documentários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডকুমেন্টারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

documentaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dokumentari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dokumentationen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドキュメンタリー
130 millions of speakers

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다큐멘터리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dokumenter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim tài liệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆவணப்படங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माहितीपट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

belgeseller
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

documentari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dokumentalne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

документальні фільми
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

documentare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ντοκιμαντέρ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Dokumentêre
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dokumentärer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dokumentarer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of documentaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCUMENTARIES»

The term «documentaries» is very widely used and occupies the 16.639 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCUMENTARIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about documentaries

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10 QUOTES WITH «DOCUMENTARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word documentaries.
1
Michael Apted
So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them.
2
Michael Apted
One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.
3
Daniel Berrigan
Well, I've been in several films including documentaries, but the big blockbuster, I was hired as advisor to the actors, I was trying to make Jesuits out of them.
4
Theodore Bikel
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
5
Michael Ian Black
My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.
6
Amy Childs
When I have had a long day at work, I want something to watch that is funny, lighthearted and easy to get into, and reality is that. I'm not really into serious programmes or documentaries.
7
Clifton Collins, Jr.
I love researching, whether it's old Western documentaries or old Western country singers or John Ford Westerns, which are heavily influenced by family values, which so many of these country songs are related to.
8
A. J. Cook
I really like 'The Three Kings' DVD. I love that movie and all the extra footage and documentaries.
9
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
In documentaries, you're confronted with reality; you can not manipulate or move it.
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Andrew Davies
My wife likes history and documentaries, but I'm not so keen on them. I generally go and do some work if there's one of those on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOCUMENTARIES»

Discover the use of documentaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to documentaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lies, Damn Lies and Documentaries
Despite its centrality to the daily lives of a variety of journalists, the topic of ethics is relatively unexplored. This work provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject.
Brian Winston, 2000
2
Creating History Documentaries: A Step-by-Step Guide to ...
Students and teachers who are involved in the National History Day competition also will find this guide particularly useful.
Deborah Escobar, 2001
3
Shooting the Truth: The Rise of American Political Documentaries
Explores the ability of political documentary films to address vital issues ignored or glossed over by our corporate-controlled, mass-mediated "free press," such as the truth about American electoral processes, the real effects of U.S. ...
James McEnteer, 2006
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Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to ...
An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get ...
Barry Hampe, 2007
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Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries
Documentaries have dominated Canada's film production and have been crucial to the formation of Canada's cinematic identity. This volume will be an indispensable companion for anyone seriously interested in Canadian film studies.
Jim Leach, Jeannette Sloniowski, 2003
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Documentaries: ... And How to Make Them
Andy Glynne subjects the whole documentary process to scrutiny with advice on: • Developing your concept • Funding • Writing pitches and treatments • Interview technique • Narrative • Writing commentary • Dealing with ethical ...
Andy Glynne, 2013
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Canvas Documentaries: Panoramic Entertainments in ...
Generously illustrated with paintings, etchings, engravings, mechanical drawings, architectural plans, photographs and advertising material, this beautiful book is a window on the vibrant popular culture of the Victorian era.
Mimi Colligan, 2002
8
Chinese Documentaries: From Dogma to Polyphony
China, in recent years, has experienced a meteoric rise in documentary TV programmes. Chu discusses the various types of these documentaries, under both a planned and market economy.
Yingchi Chu, 2007
9
Voices: Seven Documentaries for Comprehension and Discussion
Authentic English provides excellent listening and speaking practice for the FCE exam.
Leo Jones, 1997
10
Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, ...
" This wide-ranging book surveys and discusses the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in cinema, covering a deep cross-section of both national cinemas and genres.
Aaron Kerner, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOCUMENTARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term documentaries is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Amy' director Asif Kapadia: I don't make documentaries
They're not documentaries. They don't have talking heads. The sound, the image, the (color) grading, the cutting, I use freeze frames, whatever ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
2
Music documentaries @ Galway Film Fleadh
DR FEELGOOD'S Wilko Johnson, gospel music, and the LA venue where The Doors and Mötley Crüe played their early gigs, are the subjects ... «Galway Advertiser, Jul 15»
3
Netflix: The Best Gangster Movies, Shows, and Documentaries
Anyone with a Netflix subscription knows the inconvenience of going in search of a film and coming up short with the “not available for ... «The Cheat Sheet, Jul 15»
4
Irish documentaries at the Fleadh
Holding a reputation for screening some of Ireland's most intriguing, engaging and provoking Irish documentaries, this year is no different at the ... «The Irish Film Television Network, Jul 15»
5
Can't Wait For The Jeremy Scott Documentary? We Have Six Others …
The world of fashion documentaries just got some serious competition from Jeremy Scott, who has announced he will be releasing a ... «instyle.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
More than 200 movies, TV shows and documentaries disappear …
Selections as varied as 1935's silent film Happiness to various Ken Burns documentaries (Baseball) to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
7
Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau …
Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek ... series, still hold up as some of the best ocean documentaries of all time. «Southern Fried Science, Jul 15»
8
Thermoteknix camera helps film-makers produce ground-breaking …
The camera has also been used on the Nightstalkers series, which featured scary-sounding documentaries titled Crocodile Wars, Hyena ... «Cambridge News, Jul 15»
9
TV5MONDE USA: Watch Movies, Documentaries, And 'Tour De …
This month TV5Monde USA is unleashing some documentaries, films, and competitions that are sure to fulfill your desire for something thrilling. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
10
Music documentaries of 2015 you need to see
AMY: Asif Kapadia's documentary on the life and death of Amy Winehouse might have made her father Mitch "feel sick", but it's received ... «Gigwise, Jul 15»

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