memoir
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɛmˌwɑː/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmɛmˌwɑɹ/
  • (obsolete) IPA: /ˈmɛmˌɔɪɚ/
Noun

memoir (plural memoirs)

  1. An autobiography; a book describing the personal experiences of an author.
    When I retire, I'm going to write my memoirs.
  2. A biography; a book describing the experiences of a subject from personal knowledge of the subject or from sources with personal knowledge of the subject.
    James wrote a memoir of his grandmother shortly after she passed away.
  3. Any form of narrative describing the personal experiences of a writer.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: мемуа́ры



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