Definition of narrate
: to tell (a story) in detail The children enjoyed the lively manner with which she narrated her life's story.; also : to provide spoken commentary for (something, such as a movie or television show) The documentary is narrated by a famous actor.
narratorplay \ˈner-ˌā-tər, ˈna-ˌrā-, na-ˈrā-, nə-; ˈner-ə-, ˈna-rə-\ noun
Examples of narrate in a sentence
The author narrates her story in great detail.
a documentary narrated by a famous actor
Origin and Etymology of narrate
Latin narratus, past participle of narrare, from Latin gnarus knowing; akin to Latin gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know
First Known Use: 1656
NARRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of narrate for English Language Learners
: to tell (a story)
: to say the words that are heard as part of (a movie, television show, etc.) and that describe what is being seen : to do the narration for (something)
NARRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of narrate for Students
: to tell in full detail Let me narrate the story of my adventure.
narrator\ˈner-ˌā-tər, na-ˈrā-\ noun
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