Definition of police procedural in English:

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police procedural


A television series, film, or novel in which the emphasis is on the procedures used by the police in solving the crime.
Example sentences
  • I read village mysteries and hard-boiled American private eye novels, spy thrillers and police procedurals.
  • But she also wonders if Sayers would feel any kinship to today's grisly police procedurals, filled with random killings and clinical crime details.
  • With Leonard on board as a consultant to the show, this will hopefully keep the stories interesting and not your typical police procedurals week after week.

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Syllabification: po·lice pro·ce·dur·al

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