Definitions for narrativeˈnær ə tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nar•ra•tiveˈnær ə tɪv(n.)
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
the art, technique, or process of narrating.
(adj.)consisting of or being a narrative:
of or pertaining to narration.
representing stories or events pictorially or sculpturally:
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of narrative:
1555–65; < L
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
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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Translations for narrative
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an exciting narrative.
- رِوائي، قَصَصيArabic
- narrativaPortuguese (BR)
- historka, příběhCzech
- ιστορία, αφήγημαGreek
- narrativa, narración, relatoSpanish
- narativan, pripovjedniCroatian
- saga, frásögnIcelandic
- stāsts; stāstījumsLatvian
- historie, fortellingNorwegian
- рассказ, повестьRussian
- berättelse, skildringSwedish
- 敘述Chinese (Trad.)
- оповідання; повістьUkrainian
- chuyện kểVietnamese
- 记叙文，叙述Chinese (Simp.)
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