noun \ˈner-ə-tiv, ˈna-rə-\

: a story that is told or written

Full Definition of NARRATIVE

:  something that is narrated :  story, account
:  the art or practice of narration
:  the representation in art of an event or story; also :  an example of such a representation
narrative adjective
nar·ra·tive·ly adverb

Examples of NARRATIVE

  1. He is writing a detailed narrative of his life on the island.
  2. People have questioned the accuracy of his narrative.

First Known Use of NARRATIVE


Other Literature Terms

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


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