Definition of NARRATIVE

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, narrative, record, report, story
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>

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