a slice of life

a description or picture of ordinary life in a book, play, film etc

The documentary was meant to be a slice of life.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • slice-of-life — slice′ of life′ adj. of or pertaining to a naturalistic, unembellished representation of real life: a play with slice of life dialogue[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95; attributive use of slice of life, trans. of F tranche de vie, allegedly coined by… …   From formal English to slang

  • slice of life — n. 〚transl. of Fr tranche de (la) vie, prob. coined by dramatist Jean Jullien (1854 1919)〛 1. the realistic description or representation of events and situations in everyday life in literature, film, journalism, etc. 2. such an event or… …   Universalium

  • slice of life — n. [transl. of Fr tranche de (la) vie, prob. coined by dramatist Jean Jullien (1854 1919)] 1. the realistic description or representation of events and situations in everyday life in literature, film, journalism, etc. 2. such an event or… …   English World dictionary

  • Slice of life story — A slice of life story is a category for a story that portrays a cut out sequence of events in a character s life. It may or may not contain any plot progress and little character development, and often has no exposition, conflict, or denouement,… …   Wikipedia

  • slice-of-life — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the noun phrase slice of life, translation of French tranche de vie : of, relating to, or marked by the accurate transcription into drama or another art form of a segment of actual experience in these… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slice of life — For anime usage, see Slice of life story :Slice of life is a theatrical term that refers to a naturalistic representation of real life, sometimes used as an adjective, as in, a play with slice of life dialogue. The term originated in 1890–95 as a …   Wikipedia

  • slice-of-life — /sluys euhv luyf /, adj. of, pertaining to, or being a naturalistic, unembellished representation of real life: a play with slice of life dialogue. [1890 95; attributive use of slice of life, trans. of F tranche de vie, allegedly coined by… …   Universalium

  • slice-of-life — adjective Date: circa 1934 of, relating to, or marked by the accurate transcription (as into drama) of a segment of actual life experience …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slice of life — part of the history of humankind, part of one s day to day life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Slice-of-Life-Werbung — in der Werbung gewählte Szenendarstellung aus dem Alltagsleben. Es wird versucht, das beworbene Leistungsangebot möglichst natürlich in der Nutzungs Realität darzustellen …   Lexikon der Economics

  • slice of life — a realistic representation of everyday experience in a movie, play, or book …   Useful english dictionary

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