narratology

noun
nar·​ra·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌner-ə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce narratology (audio) , ˌna-rə-\

Definition of narratology

: the study of structure in narratives

Other Words from narratology

narratological \ ˌner-​ə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce narratological (audio) , ˌna-​rə-​ \ adjective
narratologist \ ˌner-​ə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce narratologist (audio) , ˌna-​rə-​ \ noun

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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