biopic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of biographical +‎ picture

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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biopic (plural biopics)

  1. A motion picture based on the life (or lives) of a real, rather than fictional, person (or people).

Usage notes[edit]

Most American and British dictionaries give only the pronunciation with a long o,[1][2] although the Cambridge US audio file has the pronunciation with /ɒ/.[3]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ biopic” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–.
  2. ^ biopic” in Macmillan Dictionary, American edition; “biopic” in Macmillan Dictionary, British edition
  3. ^ biopic” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. US audio file

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Importation of the English term biopic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biopic m (plural biopics)

  1. biopic

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The term biopic is still rare in France. It is used in specialised press. For common use, use film biographique.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

biopic m (plural biopics)

  1. biopic