Meaning of “fictionalized” in the English Dictionary

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"fictionalized" in American English

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fictionalizedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈfɪk·ʃə·nəlˌɑɪzd/

(of a story) based on a real event or character but with imaginary details added or some facts changed:

This is the fictionalized story of the American painter James McNeill Whistler.

(Definition of “fictionalized” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)