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NARRATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does narrative mean? 

NARRATIVE (noun)
  The noun NARRATIVE has 1 sense:

1. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

  Familiarity information: NARRATIVE used as a noun is very rare.


NARRATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective NARRATIVE has 1 sense:

1. consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

  Familiarity information: NARRATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NARRATIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

narration; narrative; story; tale

Context examples:

his narrative was interesting / Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children

Hypernyms ("narrative" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "narrative"):

tearjerker (an excessively sentimental narrative)

tall tale (an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story)

folk tale; folktale (a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk)

sob story; sob stuff (a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy)

fairy story; fairy tale; fairytale (a story about fairies; told to amuse children)

nursery rhyme (a tale in rhymed verse for children)

Instance hyponyms:

Canterbury Tales (an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer)


NARRATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

Context example:

narrative poetry

Similar:

communicative; communicatory (able or tending to communicate)


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