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Definition of "narrative" []

  • A narrated account; a story. (noun)
  • The art, technique, or process of narrating. (noun)
  • Consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story: narrative poetry. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to narration: narrative skill. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "narrative" in a sentence
  • "Hindostan,) the hero of the horrid narrative [Footnote: '_The hero of the horrid narrative_.'"
  • "Hollins, for one, is sure further twists in the title narrative await."
  • "The phenomenon McCall Smith described -- best exemplified by the hordes of fans clamoring for any new speck of information on the next "Twilight" novel by Stephenie Meyer or the conclusion to the "Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins -- is what I term narrative investment."