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narrative

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

Middle French narratif, from Late Latin narrativus "suited to narration", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Narrative | story

any account that presents connected events, and may be organized into various categories: non-fiction; fictionalized accounts of historical events; and fiction proper. Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity and art, including speech,... (35 of 4056 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

narrative | the narrative [sense-specific] | narratively [adverb, derived]

an account, report, or story, as of events, experiences, etc | See "the narrative" | the process or technique of narrating | telling a story | of or ... (24 of 404 words, 5 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/narrative

Oxford Dictionary:

narrative | narratively [derived]

a spoken or written account of connected events; a story | the narrated part of a literary work, as distinct from dialogue | the practice or art of ... (26 of 147 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/narrative

Merriam-Webster:

narrative | story [synonym, sense-specific] | account [synonym, sense-specific] | chronicle [synonym, sense-specific] | chronology [synonym, sense-specific] | commentary [synonym, sense-specific] | history [synonym, sense-specific] | narration [synonym, sense-specific] | record [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something that is narrated; "story", "account" | the art or practice of narration | the representation in art of an event or story ; also, an example ... (25 of 133 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/narrative

Random House Dictionary:

narrative

a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. | a book, literary work, etc., containing such a story. | the art, ... (25 of 79 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/narrative

Macmillan British Dictionary:

narrative [literary] | narratives [plural]

[countable] a story, or an account of something that has happened ; [uncountable] the process, methods, or skills involved in telling a story (23 of 68 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/narrative

Wiktionary:

narrative | narratives [plural] | brain candy [idiomatic] | garrulous [synonym, sense-specific]

Telling a story. | Overly talkative; garrulous. | Of or relating to narration. | The systematic recitation of an event or series of events. | That which is narrated. (25 of 38 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/narrative

American Heritage Dictionary:

narrative | narratively [adverb, related]

A narrated account; a story. | The art, technique, or process of narrating. | Consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story | Of or ... (24 of 37 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/narrative

New World Dictionary:

narrative | narratively [adverb, related]

of, or having the nature of, narration; in story form | occupied or concerned with narration | a story; account; tale | the art or practice of ... (24 of 37 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/narrative

Cambridge Dictionary:

narrative [formal]

a story or a description of a series of events | telling a story (13 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/narrative

Encarta Dictionary:

narrative | narratives [plural] | narratively [adverb, derived]

a story or an account of a sequence of events in the order in which they happened | the art or process of telling a story or giving an account of ... (30 of 92 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632397​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

narrative

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Middle French narratif, from Late Latin narrativus "suited to narration", from Latin narrare. The noun meaning "a tale, story" is ... (22 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=narrative

Oxford Dictionary:

narrative

Origin: late Middle English (as an adjective): from French narratif, -ive, from late Latin narrativus "telling a story", from the verb narrare (see "narrate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/narrative

Wiktionary:

narrative | narratives [plural]

Origin: Latin narrātiō.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/narrative

New World Dictionary:

narrative

Origin: Latin narrativus

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/narrative

Audio references

Wiktionary:

narrative | narratives [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "narrative"

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Collins Dictionary:

narrative

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

narrative [literary] | narratives [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "narrative"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/narrative

Macmillan American Dictionary:

narrative [literary] | narratives [plural]

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www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/narrative

Cambridge Dictionary:

narrative [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "narrative"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/narrative

the Free Dictionary:

narrative

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Google Dictionary:

narrative | narratives [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

narrative

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YourDictionary Audio:

narrative

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freedictionary.org:

narrative

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