Definition of vérité in English:

vérité

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛrɪtɛɪ
 
, veʀite/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A genre of film, television, and radio programmes emphasizing realism and naturalism: in vérité, good-looking young adults talk about sitcoms [in combination:, as modifier]: a shadowy video-vérité masterpiece, complete with flying sweat droplets
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    • If you've ever seen Andy Warhol's Trash or Flesh, you'll recognize bits and pieces of those films' grimy vérité style at work here.
    • The end of the film culminates with the modern use of vérité as a style or film language to indicate reality.
    • Feld's recordings are to radio journalism what cinéma vérité is to TV documentary.

Origin

French, literally 'truth'.

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