Definitions for narrativeˈnær ə tɪv
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narrative, narration, story, tale(adj)
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
"his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
That which is narrated.
Telling a story.
Being overly talkative; garrulous.
of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction
apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars of events; story-telling; garrulous
that which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story
Origin: [Cf. F. narratif.]
A narrative is any account that presents connected events, and may be organized into various categories: non-fiction; fictionalized accounts of historical events; and fiction proper. Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity and art, including speech, writing, songs, film, television, video games, photography, theatre, and visual arts such as painting that describes a sequence of events. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, "to tell", and is related to the adjective gnarus, "knowing" or "skilled". The word "story" may be used as a synonym of "narrative". It can also be used to refer to the sequence of events described in a narrative. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by unreliable narrator typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.
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Rank popularity for the word 'narrative' in Nouns Frequency: #2656
The numerical value of narrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of narrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
Eventually medical knowledge and proof became so overwhelming that no narrative Big Tobacco could come up with could counteract that new narrative.
We as Christians, we're not driven by fear. We're driven by faith. If our narrative is defined by fear and not by faith, it's not a Christian narrative.
There's been a narrative that a person like me couldn't possibly be commander in chief in this challenging time. We're in the process of exploding that narrative, ask me something about foreign policy and see what my answers are.
[A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- narrativa, narratiu, narracióCatalan, Valencian
- narativní, vyprávěcí, narace, vyprávěníCzech
- fortællende, berettendeDanish
- Darstellung, erzählerisch, in erzählender Form darlegend, erzählend, ErzählungGerman
- narrativo, narrativa, narraciónSpanish
- kertova, vuolassanainen, kertomus, selostusFinnish
- narratif, récitFrench
- រឿងតំណាល, និទានកថាKhmer
- stāsts, stāstījums, stāstīšanaLatvian
- verslag, verhalend, verhaal, vertelde, vertelling, breedsprakig, spraakzaamDutch
- повествование, болтливый, повествовательный, разговорчивый, рассказ, историяRussian
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