1. narrative

noun. ['ˈnærətɪv, ˈnɛrətɪv'] 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.


  • message
  • fairytale
  • content
  • fairy tale
  • tale
  • folk tale
  • folktale
  • sob stuff
  • subject matter
  • tall tale
  • fairy story
  • tearjerker
  • sob story
  • story
  • substance
  • nursery rhyme


  • unbelief
  • displeased
  • discontented
  • unhappy

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Rhymes with Narrative

  • comparative
  • imperative

How do you pronounce narrative?

Pronounce narrative as ˈnɛrətɪv.

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How do you spell narrative? Is it narative ?

A common misspelling of narrative is narative

Sentences with narrative

1. Adjective
It will be important when reading the narrative to understand the number assigned to each vehicle.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The narrative is a tool to inform the reader about the thesis of the paper.

Quotes about narrative

1. I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I've finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose.
- Sven Birkerts, The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age

2. I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

3. The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. narrative

adjective. ['ˈnærətɪv, ˈnɛrətɪv'] consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story.


  • communicatory


  • approval
  • disapproval