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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fik-shuh-nl-ahyz]
    • /ˈfɪk ʃə nlˌaɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fik-shuh-nl-ahyz]
    • /ˈfɪk ʃə nlˌaɪz/

Definitions of fictionalization word

  • verb with object fictionalization to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of: to fictionalize a biography. 1
  • noun fictionalization The act of fictionalizing or something fictionalized. 1

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Origin of fictionalization

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25; fictional + -ize

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Parts of speech for Fictionalization


fictionalization popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

fictionalization usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fictionalization

noun fictionalization

  • account — If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it.
  • narrative — a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
  • story — a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
  • version — a particular account of some matter, as from one person or source, contrasted with some other account: two different versions of the accident.
  • dramatization — the act of dramatizing.

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