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[mok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, ‐tree] /ˌmɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, ‐tri/
noun, Movies, Television.
a movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
Also called mock documentary.
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/ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
a satirical television or radio programme in the form of a parody of a documentary
Word Origin
C20: from mock + (doc)umentary
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Contemporary definitions for mockumentary

a film or television program that is shot like a documentary but is fictitious and usu. Satirical


The Blair Witch Project is an example of a mockumentary.

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