Definition of vérité in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌveriˈtā/


A genre of film, television, and radio programs emphasizing realism and naturalism.
Example sentences
  • 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.


French, literally 'truth'.

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Syllabification: vé·ri·té

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