Word family noun fiction non-fiction adjective fictional fictitious non-fiction verb fictionalize
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature
fictionalfic‧tion‧al /ˈfɪkʃənəl/ ●○○ adjective STORYIMAGINEfictional people, events etc are imaginary and from a book or story OPP factual fictional characters The novel is set in the fictional German town of Kreiswald.
Examples from the Corpus
fictionalHolmes is a popular fictional character.Does the writer address the reader directly, or through the words or thoughts of some fictional character?It was only later that the aesthetic dimension of literary study became emphasized, with an accompanying concentration on the fictional genres.Although the fictional Inspector Morse freely wanders the cloisters, technically police can not enter college grounds without permission from the master.Philip becomes aware of the process through which we invent our own identities based on the fictional paradigms at our disposal.I should guess that your little friend has a splendid knack of observation but no fictional powers.Romances are love stories, and they do take the subject of love and give it a fictional treatment.