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memoirnoun

uk   /ˈmem.wɑːr/ us   /ˈmem.wɑːr/
[C] a book or other piece of writing based on the writer's personal knowledge of famous people, places, or events: She has written a memoir of her encounters with famous movie stars over the years.
memoirs [plural] US also memoir
a written record of a usually famous person's own life and experiences: She plans to write her memoirs. Angelou's first volume of memoirs dealt with her childhood.
(Definition of memoir from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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memoirnoun [C]

us   /ˈmem·wɑr, -wɔr/
writing a written record of a person’s knowledge of events or of a person's own experiences: She wrote a memoir about her years as a war correspondent. He’s writing his memoirs (= the story of his life).
(Definition of memoir from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “memoir”
in Chinese (Simplified) 传记,传略…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳記,傳略…
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