a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened <wrote a witty, chatty narrative of all the happenings at the party> Related Words version
; case history
, case study
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> Related Words bedtime story
; fairy tale
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up narrative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).