Etymology
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narrative (adj.)

mid-15c., narratif, "biographical, historical," from Late Latin narrativus "suited to narration," from Latin narrat-, stem of narrare "to tell, relate, recount, explain" (see narration). Meaning "of or pertaining to narration" is from c. 1600.

narrative (n.)

"a tale, a story, a connected account of the particulars of an event or series of incidents," 1560s, from French narrative and from narrative (adj.).

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of narrative from WordNet
1
narrative (n.)
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;
his narrative was interesting
Synonyms: narration / story / tale
2
narrative (adj.)
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story;
narrative poetry
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