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ˈnær eɪ tər, ˈnær ə-, næˈreɪ-nar·ra·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrator, storyteller, tellernoun

    someone who tells a story


  1. narratornoun

    One who narrates or tells stories.

  2. narratornoun

    The person or the "voice" whose viewpoint is used in telling a story.

  3. narratornoun

    The person providing the voice-over in a documentary.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Narratornoun

    A teller; a relater.

    Etymology: narrateur, French; from narro, Latin.

    Consider whether the narrator be honest and faithful, as well as skilful; whether he hath no peculiar gain or profit by believing or reporting it. Isaac Watts, Logick.


  1. Narrator

    Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. Narration is conveyed by a narrator: a specific person, or unspecified literary voice, developed by the creator of the story to deliver information to the audience, particularly about the plot (the series of events). Narration is a required element of all written stories (novels, short stories, poems, memoirs, etc.), with the function of conveying the story in its entirety. However, narration is merely optional in most other storytelling formats, such as films, plays, television shows, and video games, in which the story can be conveyed through other means, like dialogue between characters or visual action.


  1. Narrator

    A narrator is a person, character, or voice that recounts or tells a story or an event happening to the audience or readers. The narrator provides the perspective through which the story is revealed, describing the actions, thoughts, and emotions of the characters involved. The narrator's role is to guide the audience's understanding of the story and to establish the tone, point of view, and overall atmosphere of the narrative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narratornoun

    one who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions

  2. Etymology: [L.]


  1. Narrator

    The act or process of telling the particulars of a story is referred to as narration. Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, narration is the fiction-writing mode whereby the narrator communicates directly to the reader. The concept of the unreliable narrator became more prominent with the rise of the novel in the 18th century. Until the late 19th century, literary criticism as an academic exercise dealt solely with poetry. Most poems did not have a narrator distinct from the author. But novels, with their immersive fictional worlds, created a problem, especially when the narrator's views differed significantly from those of the author. Perspective, interpretive knowledge, focalization and structure are the narrator's characteristics. Perspective and interpretive knowledge are essential characteristics of the narrator. Focalization and structure are lateral.[1] An example of a viewpoint character is Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories. Almost all of the Sherlock Holmes collection is from his point of view.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of narrator in a Sentence

  1. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    History is a sagacious narrator, softly imparting its wisdom to those who are willing to glean lessons from the echoes of bygone eras.

  2. David Fincher:

    She had no idea who I was, i ’m sitting there thinking of David Fincher, ‘ My God, you are such a f ----- g loser. ’ I think she’s amazingly talented, I just thought she was too young. When you realize Tyler does n’t exist and The Narrator’s been abusing Marla The Narrator, it needed to be somebody who, for lack of a better explanation, was there out of choice ; not somebody who did n’t know any better.

  3. Jared Golden:

    A narrator at the end of the spot urges viewers to.

  4. Iain Banks:

    Apparently I am what is known as an Unreliable Narrator, though of course if you believe everything you’re told you deserve whatever you get.

  5. Mehdi Rajabian:

    This piece is the narrator of a human body that no longer has a physical presence, the feeling is for the time when I was on a hunger strike, between earth and sky, between life and death, between the living and the dead ... On the 29th day of the hunger strike, I opened my eyes that morning, and I did not know whether I was alive or dead, on earth or in heaven. I was in a trance. It was a strange feeling.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. incumbent
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. elusive
    • D. appellative

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