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narrative

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of narrative

  1. 1 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened <wrote a witty, chatty narrative of all the happenings at the party> Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), history, narration, account, record, report, storyRelated Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

  2. 2 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel <in such narratives as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter,” Edgar Allan Poe essentially created the modern detective story> Synonyms story, novelette, novella, short story, tale, yarnRelated Words bedtime story; exemplum, fable, parable; anecdote, joke; fairy tale, folktale, legend, myth, romance; account, annals, chronicle, history, record, report





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