narrate

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verb nar·rate \ˈner-ˌāt, ˈna-ˌrat, na-ˈrāt\

Definition of narrate

narrated

narrating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to tell (as a story) in detail; also :  to provide spoken commentary for (as a movie or television show)

narrator

play \ˈner-ˌā-tər, ˈna-ˌrā-, na-ˈrā-, nə-; ˈner-ə-, ˈna-rə-\ noun

Examples of narrate in a sentence

  1. The author narrates her story in great detail.

  2. 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

narrate

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verb nar·rate \ˈner-ˌāt, ˈna-ˌrat, na-ˈrāt\

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

narrate

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verb nar·rate \ˈner-ˌāt, na-ˈrāt\

Definition of narrate for Students

narrated

narrating

  1. :  to tell in full detail <Let me narrate the story of my adventure.>

narrator

\ˈner-ˌā-tər, na-ˈrā-\ noun


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