slice-of-life


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slice of life

n. pl. slices of life
An episode of actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work.

slice′-of-life′ adj.

slice′-of-life′



adj.
of or pertaining to a naturalistic, unembellished representation of real life: a play with slice-of-life dialogue.
[1890–95; attributive use of slice of life, translation of French tranche de vie, allegedly coined by dramatist Jean Jullien (1854–1919)]
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