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mockumentary Syllabification: mock·u·men·ta·ry
(also mocumentaryˌmäkyəˈment(ə)rē)

Definition of mockumentary in English:

noun (plural mockumentaries)

A motion picture or television program that takes the form of a serious documentary in order to satirize its subject.
Example sentences
  • An elaborate in-joke that might have been concocted at a dinner like the one we see onscreen, Incident at Loch Ness is a satirical mockumentary that will delight Herzog aficionados.
  • Is there a real shift here in political documentaries that are starting to become more like mockumentaries or shockumentaries.
  • Clearly you're here in the flesh and you have this, it's a mockumentary film, right?


Pronunciation: /ˌmäkyəmenˈte(ə)rēən/
Example sentences
  • Basically, I've been haunted by mockumentarians for the past few weeks.
  • The main difference is that our mockumentarians are throwing rocks, or perhaps lobbing cream pies, in their own glass house.
  • However, the mockumentarians are never mentioned.


1960s: blend of mock and (doc)umentary.

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