Diary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdaɪəri|  American pronunciation of the word diary
Brit.  |ˈdʌɪəri|  British pronunciation of the word diary


- a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations (syn: journal)
- a personal journal (as a physical object)


...has diligently kept a diary since she was 15...

Inge kept a diary (=wrote in a diary) during the war years.

Did you put the meeting date in your diary?

...a scrapbook that was a clutter of snapshots, diary entries, letters, and newspaper clippings...

She locks up her diary to keep her brother from snooping.

...reading a friend's diary without permission would have to be regarded as the ultimate act of personal treason...

I came across an old diary in her desk.

Anne Frank was the girl whose diary put a human face on the Holocaust.

The last page of the diary was missing.

Geoffrey rushed in late pleading a mix-up in his diary.

He accused the diary's publishers of blatant opportunism.

Someone had torn several pages out of her diary.

The following quotation is taken from a nineteenth century travel diary.

The diary gives us an insight into Hemingway's world.

the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable

Word forms

singular: diary
plural: diaries
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