Definitions for narrative
ˈnær ə tɪvnar·ra·tive
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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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: narratif-ve, Fr. from narro, Lat.
The words of all judicial acts are written narratively, unless it be in sentences dispositive and enacting; therefore credit ought to be given to these acts, though the words be narrative. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Age, as Davenant says, is always narrative. Dryden.
The poor, the rich, the valiant and the sage,
And boasting youth, and narrative old age. Alexander Pope.
A relation; an account; a story.
In the instructions I here give to others, concerning what they should do, take a narrative of what you have done. Robert South, Sermons.
Cynthio was much taken with my narrative. Tatler, №. 58.
A narrative, story, or tale is any account of a series of related events or experiences, whether nonfictional (memoir, biography, news report, documentary, travelogue, etc.) or fictional (fairy tale, fable, legend, thriller, novel, etc.). Narratives can be presented through a sequence of written or spoken words, through still or moving images, or through any combination of these. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare (to tell), which is derived from the adjective gnarus (knowing or skilled). Narration (i.e., the process of presenting a narrative) is a rhetorical mode of discourse, broadly defined (and paralleling argumentation, description, and exposition), is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which a narrator communicates directly to an audience. The school of literary criticism known as Russian formalism has applied methods that are more often used to analyse narrative fiction, to non-fictional texts such as political speeches.Oral storytelling is the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people's childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples.Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, video games, radio, game-play, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts, as long as a sequence of events is presented. Several art movements, such as modern art, refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual. Narrative can be organized into a number of thematic or formal categories: nonfiction (such as creative nonfiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction) and fiction proper (such as literature in the form of prose and sometimes poetry, short stories, novels, narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in the genre of noir fiction. An important part of many narratives is its narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a written or spoken commentary (see also "Aesthetics approach" below).
A narrative is a story or account of events, experiences, or observations, presented in a sequential manner and often involving characters or settings. It can be fictional or non-fictional, and aims to convey a specific message or engage the audience in an immersive and cohesive storytelling experience.
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
Etymology: [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.
British National Corpus
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
Eventually medical knowledge and proof became so overwhelming that no narrative Big Tobacco could come up with could counteract that new narrative.
The American renaissance begins with the unified revolutionary act of turning off and smashing the television, rejecting Hollywood on all fronts and refusing to intellectually ingest the toxic force feed of the establishment minority’s matrix 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.
The perception in the United States, in Europe and the media sort of thing is a narrative of Taliban momentum, and a narrative of Taliban victory, and we need to collectively demonstrate and try to turn that perception, that narrative around.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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- narrativa, narració, narratiuCatalan, Valencian
- vyprávění, narace, vyprávěcí, narativníCzech
- berettende, fortællendeDanish
- erzählerisch, Erzählung, Darstellung, erzählend, in erzählender Form darlegendGerman
- narración, narrativo, narrativaSpanish
- vuolassanainen, kertomus, kertova, selostusFinnish
- narratif, récitFrench
- រឿងតំណាល, និទានកថាKhmer
- stāstīšana, stāsts, stāstījumsLatvian
- breedsprakig, spraakzaam, vertelling, verhalend, verslag, vertelde, verhaalDutch
- разговорчивый, история, рассказ, повествовательный, болтливый, повествованиеRussian
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