What does narrative mean?

Definitions for narrative
ˈnær ə tɪvnar·ra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. narrative(adj)

    consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

    "narrative poetry"

Wiktionary

  1. narrative(Noun)

    The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.

  2. narrative(Noun)

    That which is narrated.

  3. narrative(Adjective)

    Telling a story.

  4. narrative(Adjective)

    Being overly talkative; garrulous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narrative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. narratif.]

  2. Narrative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. narratif.]

  3. Narrative(noun)

    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

How to pronounce narrative?

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How to say narrative in sign language?

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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. Alexis Templeton:

    I feel he was trying to run the narrative that protesters were dangerous.

  2. Chris Barron:

    They believe that Trump is somehow this autocratic despot and they're waiting for any words that fill in that narrative.

  3. Aisha Hinds:

    We live in a country that's built on the foundation of slavery, to really be informed about what's happening contextually right now, it would behoove you to engage [in] this foundational narrative.

  4. David Schanzer:

    But despite the horrific attacks, the reasons against a large-scale land invasion by U.S. and NATO forces against ISIS in Iraq and Syria remain, such an invasion will deepen the extremist narrative of clash of civilization between the West and Muslims, will insert our militaries into a deep, nasty, and unwinnable civil war, and the invading force will eventually be responsible for reconstructing a semblance of order and governance in (a) chaotic region infected with sectarian divisions.

  5. James Scott:

    Nietzsche said that All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Right now there is a renaissance, an awakening, we are breaking the narrative illusion, the mask, that eats away at the face.

Images & Illustrations of narrative

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