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diarist Syllabification: di·a·rist
Pronunciation: /ˈdīərəst/

Definition of diarist in English:


A person who writes a diary.
Example sentences
  • He looks through the eyes of Roman historians, diarists like Samuel Pepys, and novelists like Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf.
  • The English diarist James Boswell wrote in 1769, only a year after the Genoese ceded the island to France, of the excellence and diversity of Corsican wines.
  • The motives of the earlier diarists are unknown but an awareness that they were living in turbulent times may have inspired the most celebrated of diarists, Pepys and Evelyn.


Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈristik/
Example sentences
  • There is something cinematically surreal about a number of Wasserman's diaristic scenarios.
  • In Wuthering Heights Catherine Earnshaw's old books and scrawled, diaristic notations discovered by Heathcliff's hapless tenant afford a spiritual channeling scene in which Catherine's ghost is summoned from the beyond.
  • It is relevant that Bishop was an indefatigable keeper of notebooks, a fact that implies approval of diaristic discourse.
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