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narrative

nar·ra·tive

narrative

 
pronunciation:
nae r tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an account, description, or story, or the oral or written work containing such material.
We listened to our grandfather's narrative until late into the night.The novel War and Peace is Leo Tolstoy's most famous narrative.
synonyms:
account, narration, story, tale
similar words:
anecdote, chronicle, description, fiction, history, novel, recital, relation, report, saga
definition 2: the act, process, or technique of narration.
There was a pleasant tone to his narrative.
synonyms:
narration, recounting, storytelling
similar words:
recital, telling
definition 3: information in a computer program for use in modifying or correcting rather than in running the program.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: consisting of or characterized by the relating of events or the like.
The Song of Hiawatha is a narrative poem that tells the story of a hero, Hiawatha, and his beloved, Minnehaha.
synonyms:
narrational
definition 2: of or pertaining to the art or practice of narration.
She has a unique narrative style.
synonyms:
narrational
derivation: narratively (adv.)
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The word narrative contains the following part:
narr Latin root that means tell, give an account of
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