narration

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noun nar·ra·tion \na-ˈrā-shən, nə-\

Definition of narration

  1. 1 :  the act or process or an instance of narrating

  2. 2 :  story, narrative

narrational

play \na-ˈrā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, nə-\ adjective

Examples of narration in a Sentence

  1. The novel uses first-person narration.

  2. They got a famous actor to do the narration for the documentary.

  3. an actor who does narrations for documentaries

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First Known Use of narration

15th century


NARRATION Defined for English Language Learners

narration

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Definition of narration for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of telling a story or describing what happens

  • : words that are heard as part of a movie, television show, etc., and that describe what is being seen


NARRATION Defined for Kids

narration

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noun nar·ra·tion \na-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of narration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process or an instance of telling in full detail I enjoyed his narration of the story.

  2. 2 :  1narrative



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