nonnarrative


nonnarrative

noun

  1. a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
  2. a book, literary work, etc., containing such a story.
  3. the art, technique, or process of narrating, or of telling a story: Somerset Maugham was a master of narrative.
  4. a story that connects and explains a carefully selected set of supposedly true events, experiences, or the like, intended to support a particular viewpoint or thesis: to rewrite the prevailing narrative about masculinity; the narrative that our public schools are failing.

adjective

  1. consisting of or being a narrative: a narrative poem.
  2. of or relating to narration, or the telling of a story: My English teacher’s narrative skill makes characters seem to come to life.
  3. Fine Arts. representing stories or events pictorially or sculpturally: narrative painting.Compare anecdotal(def 2).

noun

  1. an account, report, or story, as of events, experiences, etc
  2. the narrative the part of a literary work that relates events
  3. the process or technique of narrating

adjective

  1. telling a storya narrative poem
  2. of or relating to narrationnarrative art

adj.mid-15c., from Middle French narratif, from Late Latin narrativus “suited to narration,” from Latin narrat-, stem of narrare (see narration). n.“a tale, story,” 1560s, from Middle French narrative and from narrative (adj.).

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