[nar-uh-tiv] /ˈnær ə tɪv/
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
a book, literary work, etc., containing such a story.
the art, technique, or process of , or of telling a story:
Somerset Maugham was a master of narrative.
consisting of or being a narrative:
a narrative poem.
of or relating to , or the telling of a story:
My English teacher’s narrative skill makes characters seem to come to life.
Fine Arts. representing stories or events pictorially or sculpturally:
Compare (def 2).
an account, report, or story, as of events, experiences, etc
the narrative, the part of a literary work that relates events
the process or technique of narrating
telling a story: a narrative poem
of or relating to narration: narrative art
mid-15c., from Middle French narratif, from Late Latin narrativus “suited to narration,” from Latin narrat-, stem of narrare (see narration).
“a tale, story,” 1560s, from Middle French narrative and from narrative (adj.).
[non-ney-zuh l] /nɒnˈneɪ zəl/ adjective 1. not . 2. Phonetics. (def 5).
[nash-uh-nl, nash-nuh l] /ˈnæʃ ə nl, ˈnæʃ nəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or maintained by a as an organized whole or independent political unit: national affairs. 2. owned, preserved, or maintained by the federal government: a national wildlife refuge. 3. peculiar or common to the whole people of a country: national customs. 4. devoted […]
[nash-uh-nl-iz-uh m, nash-nuh-liz-] /ˈnæʃ ə nlˌɪz əm, ˈnæʃ nəˌlɪz-/ noun 1. spirit or aspirations common to the whole of a nation. 2. devotion and loyalty to one’s own country; patriotism. 3. excessive patriotism; chauvinism. 4. the desire for national advancement or political independence. 5. the policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one’s own […]
[ney-tiv] /ˈneɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. being the place or environment in which a person was born or a thing came into being: one’s native land. 2. belonging to a person by birth or to a thing by nature; inherent: native ability; native grace. 3. belonging by birth to a people regarded as indigenous to a […]