Definition of nonfiction in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈfikSH(ə)n/


Prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.
Example sentences
  • We'll be looking at all kinds of storytelling, poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction.
  • His lifelong concern with the South also pervades most of his non-fiction prose works.
  • Although the line between fiction and non-fiction in this book is thin, there is nothing wrong with that.



Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈfikSH(ə)n(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Many have set the precedent and Goddard's novel makes a nod towards those who supported the Republican struggle in his title, which is a homage itself to George Orwell's non-fictional account of the war, Homage to Catalonia.
  • Other non-fictional work and novels quickly followed The Good Earth including A House Divided, Dragon Seed, Pavilion of Women, and The Time is Noon.
  • His memoir, Mount Allegro, which has remained in print most of the years since its first appearance in 1943, is the first of four non-fictional books written by Mangione that deal with Sicilian and Sicilian American culture.

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Syllabification: non·fic·tion

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