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narrative

noun nar·ra·tive \ˈner-ə-tiv, ˈna-rə-\

: a story that is told or written

Full Definition of NARRATIVE

1
:  something that is narrated :  story, account
2
:  the art or practice of narration
3
:  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

1567

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody
NARRATIVELY Defined for Kids

1narrative

noun nar·ra·tive \ˈner-ə-tiv\

Definition of NARRATIVE for Kids

:  something (as a story) that is told in full detail

2narrative

adjective

Definition of NARRATIVE for Kids

:  having the form of a story <a narrative poem>

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