non·​nar·​ra·​tive ˌnän-ˈner-ə-tiv How to pronounce nonnarrative (audio)
: not telling or having the form of a story or narrative
a nonnarrative film
nonnarrative writing

Examples of nonnarrative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, its visual appeal might be regarded as a sign of the work’s nonnarrative power. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2023 In this game’s version of the American West, players hunt, fish, skin animals and shoot waves upon waves of nonnarrative enemies. New York Times, 26 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonnarrative was in 1890

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“Nonnarrative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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