What does narrative mean?

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ˈnær ə tɪvnar·ra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrative, narration, story, taleadjective

    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"

  2. narrativeadjective

    consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

    "narrative poetry"

Wiktionary

  1. narrativenoun

    The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.

  2. narrativenoun

    That which is narrated.

  3. narrativeadjective

    Telling a story.

  4. narrativeadjective

    Being overly talkative; garrulous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narrativeadjective

    of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction

    Etymology: [Cf. F. narratif.]

  2. Narrativeadjective

    apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars of events; story-telling; garrulous

    Etymology: [Cf. F. narratif.]

  3. Narrativenoun

    that which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story

    Etymology: [Cf. F. narratif.]

Freebase

  1. Narrative

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'narrative' in Nouns Frequency: #2656

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of narrative in a Sentence

  1. Fiona Hill:

    This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.

  2. Jake Schmidt:

    China is not going to be the recipient of U.S. climate financing, which is how some of our friends on the Hill are painting it, this is a better narrative.

  3. Katie McHugh:

    Stephen Miller appeared to have a very specific vendetta against Marco Rubio. Stephen Miller would always call Stephen Miller an extremist where it was Miller who was extremist, stephen Miller was trying to orchestrate the idea( of) this narrative that not only people of color or people who are Muslims dangerous individuals but they are an existential threat to the country that is what Stephen Miller was trying to push.

  4. Attorney Brian Coffman:

    The code of silence isn't just about not speaking, it's about controlling the narrative.

  5. Brad Raffensperger:

    I wish we would have had more conversations, but sometimes things end up in the national narrative and disinformation cycle before you really have a chance.

Images & Illustrations of narrative

  1. narrativenarrativenarrativenarrativenarrative

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