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narrate

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verb nar·rate \ˈner-ˌāt, ˈna-ˌrat, na-ˈrāt\

Simple Definition of narrate

  • : to tell (a story)

  • : to say the words that are heard as part of (a movie, television show, etc.) and that describe what is being seen : to do the narration for (something)

Full Definition of narrate

nar·rat·ednar·rat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to tell (as a story) in detail; also :  to provide spoken commentary for (as a movie or television show)

nar·ra·tor play \ˈner-ˌā-tər, ˈna-ˌrā-, na-ˈrā-, nə-; ˈner-ə-, ˈna-rə-\ noun

Examples of narrate

  1. The author narrates her story in great detail.

  2. a documentary narrated by a famous actor



Origin of narrate

Latin narratus, past participle of narrare, from Latin gnarus knowing; akin to Latin gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know


First Known Use: 1656

Rhymes with narrate

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