narration

noun

nar·​ra·​tion na-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce narration (audio)
nə-
1
: the act or process or an instance of narrating
2
narrational adjective

Examples of narration in a Sentence

The novel uses first-person narration. They got a famous actor to do the narration for the documentary. an actor who does narrations for documentaries
Recent Examples on the Web Onstage, this was a setback: Too much narration makes for stasis. Rhoda Feng, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Three-quarters of the outlet’s articles are enabled for narration, and the plan is to expand it to 100 percent. Ariel Shapiro, The Verge, 3 Apr. 2024 But this series has more than a few surprises, and what trip could be complete without narration from the voice of God himself? Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 2 Apr. 2024 Martin’s narration is frank without being particularly revealing of anything except an odd combination of honesty and reserve. Jessica Kiang, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Cooke’s narration, at once poetic and conversational, lends Akúa’s story a sense of urgency and resonance. Emma Specter, Vogue, 23 Mar. 2024 Badshah approached Khan’s management at the last minute with the narration request. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 21 Mar. 2024 Fellow judges Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio have been infused into the rest of the broadcast, offering narration alongside the contestants. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 The best place to advertise your voice-over/narration skills is Fiverr. Kathy Kristof, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of narration was in the 15th century

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“Narration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narration. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

narration

noun
nar·​ra·​tion na-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce narration (audio)
nə-
1
: the act or process or an instance of telling a story
2
narrational
-shnəl How to pronounce narration (audio)
-shən-ᵊl
adjective

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