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I've always enjoyed that kind of thing - thinking about the production of narrative and why it is that when we read a novel, we don't notice the fact that someone who might be very close-mouthed or tight-lipped is perfectly willing to tell us a story in 600 or 700 pages.
Matthew Tobin Anderson

Meaning of "narrative" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NARRATIVE

narrative  [ˈnærətɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NARRATIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Narrative can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NARRATIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Narrative

A narrative is any account of connected events, presented to a reader or listener in a sequence of written or spoken words, or in a sequence of pictures. Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal/stylistic categories: non-fiction; fictionalized accounts of historical events; and fiction proper. Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity and art, including speech, writing, songs, film, television, games, photography, theatre, and visual arts such as painting that describes a sequence of events. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, "to tell", which is derived from the adjective gnarus, "knowing" or "skilled". Narrative can also be found in oral storytelling processes, as seen in many Indigenous American communities. Narrative storytelling is used to guide children on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values. Narratives also act as living entities through cultural stories, as they are passed on from generation to generation.

Definition of narrative in the English dictionary

The first definition of narrative in the dictionary is an account, report, or story, as of events, experiences, etc. Other definition of narrative is the process or technique of narrating. Narrative is also telling a story.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NARRATIVE


administrative
ədˈmɪnɪstrətɪv
antinarrative
ˈæntɪˌnærətɪv
collaborative
kəˈlæbərətɪv
commemorative
kəˈmɛmərətɪv
comparative
kəmˈpærətɪv
cooperative
kəʊˈɒpərətɪv
declarative
dɪˈklærətɪv
decorative
ˈdɛkərətɪv
figurative
ˈfɪɡərətɪv
illustrative
ˈɪləstrətɪv
imperative
ɪmˈpɛrətɪv
iterative
ˈɪtərətɪv
lucrative
ˈluːkrətɪv
metanarrative
ˈmɛtəˌnærətɪv
nonnarrative
ˌnɒnˈnærətɪv
operative
ˈɒpərətɪv
postoperative
pəʊstˈɒpərətɪv
preparative
prɪˈpærətɪv
regenerative
rɪˈdʒenərətɪv
reparative
rɪˈpærətɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NARRATIVE

narras
narratable
narrate
narration
narrational
narratively
narratological
narratologist
narratology
narrator
narratory
narre
narrow
narrow boat
narrow gauge
narrow money
narrow seas
narrow squeak
narrow-gauge line
narrow-minded

WORDS THAT END LIKE NARRATIVE

active
alternative
conservative
creative
cumulative
derivative
in the negative
indicative
informative
initiative
innovative
investigative
legislative
native
negative
qualitative
quantitative
relative
representative
sales representative
tentative

Synonyms and antonyms of narrative in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NARRATIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «narrative» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of narrative

Translation of «narrative» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NARRATIVE

Find out the translation of narrative to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of narrative from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «narrative» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

故事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

narrativa
570 millions of speakers

English

narrative
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कथा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السرد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

повествование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

narrativa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বর্ণনামূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

récit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Naratif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erzählung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

体験談
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이야기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Narasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tường thuật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öykü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

narrazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

narracja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оповідання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

narațiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφήγηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verhaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

berättande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

narrative
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of narrative

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NARRATIVE»

The term «narrative» is very widely used and occupies the 13.228 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NARRATIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about narrative

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10 QUOTES WITH «NARRATIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word narrative.
1
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I've always enjoyed that kind of thing - thinking about the production of narrative and why it is that when we read a novel, we don't notice the fact that someone who might be very close-mouthed or tight-lipped is perfectly willing to tell us a story in 600 or 700 pages.
2
Jose Manuel Barroso
The new narrative for Europe should be about the need to have a responsible organisation, the need to be able to defend our interests and promote our values, like human rights.
3
Kate Bernheimer
I have been writing fairy tales for as long as I can remember. Not much has changed in terms of my natural attraction to the narrative techniques of fairy tales. My appreciation of them in the traditional stories has deepened, especially of flat and unadorned language, intuitive logic, abstraction, and everyday magic.
4
Shane Black
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
5
Cate Blanchett
I just don't see myself as the heroine in my own narrative.
6
Amy Bloom
Nonfiction is both easier and harder to write than fiction. It's easier because the facts are already laid out before you, and there is already a narrative arc. What makes it harder is that you are not free to use your imagination and creativity to fill in any missing gaps within the story.
7
Geraldine Brooks
I think I'm still chewing on my years as a foreign correspondent. I found myself covering catastrophes - war, uprising, famine, refugee crises - and witnessing how people were affected by dire situations. When I find a story from the past, I bring some of those lessons to bear on the narrative.
8
Lily Cole
The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.
9
Mike Colter
As artists, we are so not in control most of the time of the content or the narrative of our characters, and sometimes writing takes a turn and it's not something we necessarily have control over. It's just a lot of random dumb luck, so when things click, you've just got to enjoy it.
10
Alfonso Cuaron
I learned there's an amazing unexplored territory in terms of narrative. Before, I thought the unexplored territory was the form, the way you shoot a movie. Now, I'm learning about the beautiful marriage between form and narrative.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NARRATIVE»

Discover the use of narrative in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to narrative and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Cambridge Companion to Narrative
A unique and valuable overview of current approaches to narrative study, first published in 2007.
David Herman, 2007
2
Narrative Impact: Social and Cognitive Foundations
Providing new explanatory concepts, this book: *is the first account on the psychology of narrative persuasion and brings together the relevant conceptualizations from within various sectors of psychology together with the major issues that ...
Melanie C. Green, Jeffrey J. Strange, Timothy C. Brock, 2003
3
The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters.
H. Porter Abbott, 2008
4
Narrative
This work guides the reader through key issues in the history of narrative and narrotological theory, examining early narrative - Hellenic, Hebraic and Oriental, the rise of the novel, 'realist' representation, early modernism and more.
Paul Cobley, 2001
5
Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method
Gerard Genette, a critic of international stature, here builds a systematic theory of narrative upon an analysis of the writings of Marcel Proust, particularly Remembrance of Things Past.
Jane E. Lewin, 1983
6
Narrative and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self and ...
Annotation This text evolved out of a December 1995 conference at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, attended by scholars from psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, social sciences, literary theory, ...
Jens Brockmeier, Donal A. Carbaugh, 2001
7
Narrative: A Critical Linguistic Introduction
This classic text has been substantially rewritten. Narrative explores a range of written, spoken, literary and non-literary narratives.
Michael J. Toolan, 2001
8
Narrative Discourse Revisited
This book not only clarifies some of the more complex issues in the study of narrative but also provides a vivid tableau of the development of narratology over the decade between the two works.
Gérard Genette, 1988
9
Narrative as Rhetoric: Technique, Audiences, Ethics, Ideology
The rhetorical criticism Phelan advocates and employs seeks, above all, to attend carefully to the multiple demands of reading sophisticated narrative; for that reason, his rhetorical theory moves less toward predictions about the ...
James Phelan, 1996
10
Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames
These are complimented by newer pieces by Susan Stanford Friedman on spatialization and Robyn Warhol on serial fiction.
Brian Richardson, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NARRATIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term narrative is used in the context of the following news items.
1
President Obama Challenges IRS Scandal Narrative
So the latest in the interminable IRS scandal now on Day 804 by TaxProf Count is that President Obama has said in an interview with Jon ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Obama's trip to Africa changes a narrative
The focus of President Obama's trip to Africa this weekend is evidence of how much the Western narrative about the continent has changed. «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
3
Learning to Love the Narrative Puzzle
One of the recurring questions in narrative design is how necessary puzzles are, since they seem to be the staple of adventure games since ... «Gamasutra, Jul 15»
4
Assassin's Creed writer Corey May joins Certain Affinity as narrative
“Corey building and leading our Narrative Department is a huge leap in this direction.” In addition to staff from Bungie, the Texas-based studio ... «VG247, Jul 15»
5
Bill Cosby's Lawyers Fight For New Narrative
Now, his legal team is trying to change the narrative about Cosby as a predatory sex offender to that of simply a promiscuous drug user, saying ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
6
Donald Trump – Reforming America's 2016 Presidential Election …
Trump is using the same self-evident truths our founders used to create America, to reshape America's 2016 political narrative, and it's frying ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
7
Changing CSR Narrative through Teacher Rewards
With government and stakeholders in the Nigeria project identifying with the 'Maltina Teacher of the Year' initiative to reward teachers, Raheem ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
8
Game Changer: Dishonored 2's Cara Ellison on Experimenting with …
This week, we sat down with Cara Ellison (@caraellison) narrative designer, columnist, and writer who currently works for Arkane Studios on ... «The Mary Sue, Jul 15»
9
How Twitter Shaped the Narrative of the Gawker Controversy
Report the news long enough and at some point you become the news. Gawker has experienced this adage firsthand in recent months, first ... «RYOT, Jul 15»
10
Working toward a new narrative
University of Minnesota, Morris senior Natasha Miller works on a content analysis of community newspapers at the Center for Small Towns. «Alexandria Echo Press, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Narrative [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/narrative>. Sep 2021 ».
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