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shockumentary Syllabification: shock·u·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌSHäkyəˈmen(t)ərē/

Definition of shockumentary in English:

noun (plural shockumentaries)

A documentary film or program that deals with subjects such as death or violence in a graphic and often sensationalized way.
Example sentences
  • Is there a real shift here in political documentaries that are starting to become more like mockumentaries or shockumentaries.
  • The life and death of a 70s pop star is told as a bizarre shockumentary - with Barbie dolls standing in for actors.
  • But there is a humanity here, and a sense of humor, both of which are lacking from 99% of the later shockumentaries.


1970s: blend of shock1 and documentary.

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