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[nar-ey-ter, na-rey‐, nar-uh‐] /ˈnær eɪ tər, næ reɪ‐, ˈnær ə‐/

a person who gives an account or tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
a person who adds spoken commentary to a film, television program, slide show, etc.
a person who tells a story or gives an account of something
a person who speaks in accompaniment of a film, television programme, etc

1610s, from Latin narrator “a relater, narrator, historian,” agent noun from narrat-, stem of narrare “to tell, relate” (see narration). In sense of “a commentator in a radio program” it is from 1941.

A person who tells a story; in literature, the voice that an author takes on to tell a story. This voice can have a personality quite different from the author’s. For example, in his story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe makes his narrator a raving lunatic.


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