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autobiographical Line breaks: auto|bio¦graph|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ɔːtəbʌɪəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/

Definition of autobiographical in English:


(Of a written work) dealing with the writer’s own life: an autobiographical account the book is partly autobiographical
More example sentences
  • Much of his work is autobiographical but he says this is his most personal project yet.
  • There's a lot of people writing very autobiographical songs and I feel I encouraged people to go in that direction.
  • He also wrote an autobiographical novel in the cruel and sentimental manner: characters as puppets on a string.



Pronunciation: /ɔːtəbʌɪəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • In the course of her academic career, she has written a few autobiographic pieces about her own struggle for equality.
  • Both of these images are autobiographic portraiture.
  • This later work reflects a literary shift, a turn to more personal, autobiographic poetry.


Example sentences
  • So this is told autobiographically and chronologically, right?
  • He never wrote so autobiographically again; his life remained creatively off-limits.
  • He plays himself, reminiscing autobiographically about his eventful life on and off Broadway as a producer.

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