mockumentary /mok-ū-menˈt(ə-)ri/ (informal)
A humorous film, TV programme, etc that parodies the form and style of a serious documentary
ORIGIN: From mock documentary

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Mockumentary — Der Filmgenre Begriff Mockumentary ist ein Kofferwort (englisch (to) mock: „vortäuschen, verspotten“ (sich mokieren) und documentary: „Dokumentarfilm“) und die Bezeichnung für einen fiktionalen Dokumentarfilm, der einen echten Dokumentarfilm oder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mockumentary — Faux documentaire Un faux documentaire (ou encore le mot valise documenteur) est un canular qui tout en ayant l apparence d un vrai documentaire présente une histoire fictive ou défend une thèse farfelue. En anglais, on a recours au néologisme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mockumentary — UK [ˌmɒkjʊˈment(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌmɑkjəˈment(ə)rɪ] noun [countable] Word forms mockumentary : singular mockumentary plural mockumentaries a film or television programme that has the form of a serious documentary about a subject but is intended to make …   English dictionary

  • mockumentary — noun (plural ries) Etymology: blend of mock and documentary Date: 1984 a facetious or satirical work (as a film) presented in the style of a documentary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mockumentary — …   Википедия

  • mockumentary — noun A television programme/program or movie presented as if it were a documentary but that is not factual and often a parody or satire. Syn: false documentary, fictional documentary …   Wiktionary

  • mockumentary — noun a television programme or film which takes the form of a serious documentary in order to satirize its subject …   English new terms dictionary

  • mockumentary — /mɒkjuˈmɛntri/ (say mokyooh mentree) noun a parody of the documentary genre, which chooses a fictitious subject and treats it with all the mannerisms of the documentary …   Australian English dictionary

  • mockumentary —   a fictional, farcical film that has the style, look and feel of a documentary, with irreverent humor, parody, or slapstick, that is deliberately designed to mock the documentary or subject that it features; related to docudrama (a film that… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

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