Meaning of “memoir” in the English Dictionary


"memoir" in English

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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)

"memoir" in American English

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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)

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