narrative

  • 1 narrative — Narrative. s. f. Maniere de narrer. Il a la narrative belle, agreable. il a la narrative ennuyeuse …

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  • 2 Narrative — Nar ra*tive, a. [Cf. F. narratif.] 1. Of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars of events; story telling; garrulous. [1913… …

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  • 3 Narrative — 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 story. [1913 Webster] Cyntio was much taken with my narrative. Tatler. [1913 Webster] Syn: Account; recital;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 narrative — I adjective anecdotal, communicative, declarative, declaratory, descriptive, detailed, disquisitional, epic, exegetic, exegetical, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, expositive, expository, graphic, illuminating, illuminative, illustrative,… …

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  • 5 narrative — [adj] storylike, chronological anecdotal, fictional, fictive, historical, narrated, recounted, reported, retold, sequential; concept 267 Ant. rambling narrative [n] story, tale account, anecdote, book, chronicle, chronology, description, detail,… …

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  • 6 narrative — ► NOUN 1) an account of connected events; a story. 2) the narrated part of a literary work, as distinct from dialogue. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in the form of a narrative or concerned with narration. DERIVATIVES narratively adverb …

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  • 7 narrative — [nar′ə tiv] adj. [L narrativus] 1. of, or having the nature of, narration; in story form 2. occupied or concerned with narration [a narrative poet] n. 1. a story; account; tale 2. the art or practice of narrating; narration SYN. STORY …

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  • 8 narrative — *story, tale, anecdote, yarn Analogous words: chronicle, *account, report, story, version: *fiction, fabrication, figment, fable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Narrative — A narrative is a constructive format (as a work of speech, writing, song, film, television, video games, photography or theatre) that describes a sequence of non fictional or fictional events. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, to… …

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  • 10 narrative — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ popular ▪ compelling ▪ coherent ▪ simple, straightforward ▪ complex …

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  • 11 narrative — narratively, adv. /nar euh tiv/, n. 1. a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. 2. a book, literary work, etc., containing such a story. 3. the art, technique, or process of narrating: Somerset Maugham… …

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  • 12 narrative — [[t]næ̱rətɪv[/t]] narratives 1) N COUNT A narrative is a story or an account of a series of events. ...a fast moving narrative... Sloan began his narrative with the day of the murder. 2) N UNCOUNT Narrative is the description of a series of… …

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  • 13 narrative */ — UK [ˈnærətɪv] / US [ˈnerətɪv] noun Word forms narrative : singular narrative plural narratives literature a) [countable] a story, or an account of something that has happened a fast moving first person narrative At this point in her narrative,… …

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  • 14 narrative — {{11}}narrative (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. narratif, from L.L. narrativus suited to narration, from L. narrat , stem of narrare (see NARRATION (Cf. narration)). {{12}}narrative (n.) a tale, story, 1560s, from M.Fr. narrative and from NARRATIVE… …

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  • 15 narrative — nar|ra|tive [ˈnærətıv] n formal 1.) a description of events in a story, especially in a ↑novel ▪ At several points in the narrative the two stories cross. 2.) [U] the process or skill of telling a story >narrative adj ▪ a narrative poem ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 narrative — nar|ra|tive [ nerətıv ] noun * count a story or an account of something that has happened: STORY, TALE: At this point in her narrative, Lou suddenly paused. a fast moving first person narrative a. uncount the process, methods, or skills involved… …

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  • 17 narrative — /ˈnærətɪv/ (say naruhtiv) noun 1. a story of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. 2. narrative matter, as in literary work. 3. the act or process of narrating. 4. the rationale for a sequence of events, presented as the… …

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  • 18 narrative — ● narratif, narrative adjectif (bas latin narrativus) Qui relève de la narration, du récit : Style narratif. ● narratif, narrative (expressions) adjectif (bas latin narrativus) Chapiteau narratif, synonyme de chapiteau …

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  • 19 narrative — noun 1 (C, U) formal something that is told as a story: The last chapter of the book brings the narrative of his journey to an end. 2 (U) the art of telling a story narrative adjective: a narrative poem …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 narrative — nar•ra•tive [[t]ˈnær ə tɪv[/t]] n. 1) a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious 2) lit. the art, technique, or process of narrating 3) lit. consisting of or being a narrative: narrative poetry[/ex] 4) of… …

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