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Meaning of NARRATIVE

Pronunciation:  'narutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; "his narrative was interesting"; "his stories entertained the children"
  2. [adj]  consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story; "narrative poetry"

NARRATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: communicative, communicatory, narration, story, tale
 See Also: content, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, folk tale, folktale, message, nursery rhyme, sob story, sob stuff, subject matter, substance, tall tale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nar"ra*tive\, a. [Cf. F. narratif.]
    1. Of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars
       of an event or transaction.
    2. Apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars
       of events; story-telling; garrulous.
             But wise through time, and narrative with age.
  2. \Nar"ra*tive\, n.
    That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous
    account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a
          Cyntio was much taken with my narrative. --Tatler.
    Syn: Account; recital; rehearsal; relation; narration; story;
         tale. See {Account}.
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