narrative

narrative

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of narrative in English

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French narratif.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹətɪv/
  • (US, Marymarrymerry distinction) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹətɪv/
  • (US, Marymarrymerry merger) IPA(key): /ˈnɛɹətɪv/
  • Hyphenation: nar‧ra‧tive

Adjective

narrative (comparative more narrative, superlative most narrative)

  1. Telling a story.
  2. Overly talkative; garrulous.
    • But wise through time, and narrative with age.
  3. Of or relating to narration.

Translations

Noun

narrative (countable and uncountable, plural narratives)

  1. The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
  2. That which is narrated.
  3. A representation of an event or story in a way to promote a certain point of view.
  4. (creative writing) A manner of conveying a story, fictional or otherwise, in a body of work.

Derived terms

  • antenarrative
  • antinarrative
  • counternarrative
  • grand narrative
  • metanarrative
  • narrative hook

Related terms

  • narrate
  • narration
  • narrator

Translations

References

  • narrative at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • narrative in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • narrative in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • veratrina

French

Adjective

narrative

  1. feminine singular of narratif

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nar.raˈti.ve/
  • Rhymes: -ive
  • Hyphenation: nar‧ra‧tì‧ve

Adjective

narrative f pl

  1. feminine plural of narrativo

Noun

narrative f pl

  1. plural of narrativa

Anagrams

  • antiverrà, arrivante, interrava, rientrava, verrinata

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