Meaning of narrative

nar•ra•tive

Pronunciation: (nar'u-tiv), [key]
— n.
  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: Somerset Maugham was a master of narrative.
—adj.
  1. consisting of or being a narrative: a narrative poem.
  2. of or pertaining to narration: narrative skill.
  3. representing stories or events pictorially or sculpturally:Cf.(def. 2). narrative painting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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