Definition of autobiographical in English:

autobiographical

adjective

  • (of a written work) dealing with the writer's own life:

    ‘an autobiographical account’
    ‘the book is partly autobiographical’
    • ‘Her autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, appeared under her own name in 1971.’
    • ‘So it sounds like there is an autobiographical angle to some of the things that you write.’
    • ‘Although she insists the book is not based on her own life, the central character is largely autobiographical.’
    • ‘Now she has written an autobiographical novel in an attempt to exorcise her trauma.’
    • ‘The most famous published autobiographical accounts of the intercontinental trade were predominately male.’
    • ‘He also wrote an autobiographical novel in the cruel and sentimental manner: characters as puppets on a string.’
    • ‘He admits the story is partly autobiographical, drawn from his experiences on the live music scene.’
    • ‘He supplies almost no autobiographical material and tries to come across as just a regular guy.’
    • ‘Each article is prefaced by an autobiographical account of its genesis and by other retrospective thoughts.’
    • ‘He has taken the autobiographical genre and adapted it to suit his own particular requirements.’
    • ‘These stories were written over many years and often rework autobiographical material.’
    • ‘There's a lot of people writing very autobiographical songs and I feel I encouraged people to go in that direction.’
    • ‘As she points out, most poets these days begin with autobiographical material.’
    • ‘A few years ago I was supervising a Masters student who was writing an autobiographical novel.’
    • ‘Only now do we know just how autobiographical these three novels really were.’
    • ‘The stories strike a balance between being autobiographical and being about society at large.’
    • ‘First, it could well be the case that writers become more autobiographical as time goes on.’
    • ‘Everyone asks her how autobiographical the book is, she says wearily.’
    • ‘Much of his work is autobiographical but he says this is his most personal project yet.’
    • ‘A lot of the incidents in the book actually happened to him, he concedes: but it is not purely autobiographical.’

Pronunciation:

autobiographical

/ɔːtəbʌɪəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/