memoir - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈmemˌwɑː(r)/
singularmemoir
pluralmemoirs
  1. 1

    memoirs

    [plural] an account of someone’s experiences written by that person, especially the experiences of someone who has taken part in important political or military events

    He died yesterday just three months after he published his memoirs.

    See also autobiography
  2. 2
    [countable] a written account of the life of someone who you knew well