nar·​ra·​tol·​o·​gy ˌner-ə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce narratology (audio)
: the study of structure in narratives
narratological adjective
narratologist noun

Examples of narratology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The professor character, Alithea Binnie, specializes in narratology, the study of story structure. David Sims, The Atlantic, 27 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of narratology was in 1976

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“Narratology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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