Share this entry

Share this page

police procedural

Line breaks: po¦lice pro|ced¦ural

Definition of police procedural in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A crime 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.

Definition of police procedural in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure