This page has 10 definitions of narrative in English, French, and Italian. Narrative is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use narrative in a sentence are shown. Also define these 10 related words and terms: story, talkative, garrulous, narration, recitation, narrate, point of view, narratif, narrativo, and narrativa.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹətɪv/
- (US, Mary–marry–merry distinction) IPA(key): /ˈnæɹətɪv/
- (US, Mary–marry–merry merger) IPA(key): /ˈnɛɹətɪv/
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- Hyphenation: nar‧ra‧tive
- Telling a story.
- Overly talkative; garrulous.
- 1715, Homer; [Alexander] Pope, transl., “(please specify the book of the Iliad)”, in The Iliad of Homer, volume I, London: […] W[illiam] Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott […], OCLC 670734254:
- But wise through time, and narrative with age.
- Of or relating to narration.
- the narrative thrust of a film
- The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
- That which is narrated.
- A representation of an event or story in a way to promote a certain point of view.
- changing, controlling the narrative
- 2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport):
- Yes, there were instances of grandstanding and obsessive behaviour, but many were concealed at the time to help protect an aggressively peddled narrative of [Oscar] Pistorius the paragon, the emblem, the trailblazer.
- 2017 May 30, Francisco Navas, quoting Alexandra Bell, “'It feels important': the counter-narrative artist challenging how news is reported”, in The Guardian:
- [Alexandra] Bell challenges the dominant coverage of Brown’s killing with the aim of introducing “a perspective and a narrative which is probably how a lot of people from these communities saw it go down”.
- (creative writing) A manner of conveying a story, fictional or otherwise, in a body of work.
- The plot is full of holes, but the narrative is extremely compelling.
- 2015, Angus Slater, “Prophecy, Pre-destination, and Free-form Gameplay: The Nerevarine Prophecy in Bethesda’s ‘Morrowind’”, in Online: Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, volume 7, DOI:10.11588/rel.2015.0.18512, page 175:
- The player is free to create their own narrative within a much larger set of possible designed narrative options, or, given the geographic and dialogical openness of Morrowind, to refuse the creation of any narrative but their own and wander aimlessly through the game.
- narrative at OneLook Dictionary Search
- narrative in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- narrative in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
narrative f pl
narrative f pl
- plural of
Narrativa definitionfeminine singular of narratiu