noun nar·ra·tion \na-ˈrā-shən, nə-\

: the act or process of telling a story or describing what happens

: words that are heard as part of a movie, television show, etc., and that describe what is being seen

Full Definition of NARRATION

:  the act or process or an instance of narrating
nar·ra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of NARRATION

  1. The novel uses first-person narration.
  2. They got a famous actor to do the narration for the documentary.
  3. an actor who does narrations for documentaries

First Known Use of NARRATION

15th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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