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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

Blend of biographical and picture

Pronunciation

  • (RP) /ˈbaɪəʊpɪk/, /"baI@UpIk/
  • (US) enPR: bīʹōpĭk, IPA: /ˈbaɪoʊpɪk/, SAMPA: /"baIoUpIk/

Noun

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Singular
biopic

Plural
biopics

biopic (plural biopics)

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

Synonyms


French

Etymology

Importation of the English term biopic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bjɔ.pik/

Noun

biopic m. (plural biopics)

  1. biopic

Synonyms

  • biografilm
  • film biographique

Usage notes

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








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