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Synonyms for narrative
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrative, narration, story, tale(adj)

    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

    "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

    tarradiddle, account, chronicle, tale, storey, report, recital, story, yarn, taradiddle, news report, write up, level, floor, narration, history, fib

    incommunicative, uncommunicative

  2. narrative(adj)

    consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

    "narrative poetry"

    uncommunicative, incommunicative

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. narrative

    History is a systematic record of past events. Annals and chronicles relate events with little regard to their relative importance, and with complete subserviency to their succession in time. Annals are yearly records; chronicles follow the order of time. Both necessarily lack emphasis, selection, and perspective. Archives are public records, which may be annals, or chronicles, or deeds of property, etc. Memoirs generally record the lives of individuals or facts pertaining to individual lives. A biography is distinctively a written account of one person's life and actions; an autobiography is a biography written by the person whose life it records. Annals, archives, chronicles, biographies, and memoirs and other records furnish the materials of history. History recounts events with careful attention to their importance, their mutual relations, their causes and consequences, selecting and grouping events on the ground of interest or importance. History is usually applied to such an account of events affecting communities and nations, tho sometimes we speak of the history of a single eminent life. Compare RECORD.

    See synonyms for FICTION.

    account, annals, archives, autobiography, biography, chronicle, history, memoir, memorial, muniment, narration, recital, record, register, story

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. narrative(n.)

    narration, relation, tale, account, recital, rehearsal, description, story, history, chronicle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. narrative(n)

    narration, account, portrayal, story, tale

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    narration, descriptive, description, narratives, story, storytelling

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  • سردArabic
  • narrativa, narratiu, narracióCatalan, Valencian
  • narativní, vyprávěcí, narace, vyprávěníCzech
  • fortællende, berettendeDanish
  • Darstellung, erzählerisch, in erzählender Form darlegend, erzählend, ErzählungGerman
  • αφήγημαGreek
  • narrativo, narrativa, narraciónSpanish
  • jutustusEstonian
  • kertova, vuolassanainen, kertomus, selostusFinnish
  • narratif, récitFrench
  • narratívaHungarian
  • ceritaIndonesian
  • descrizioneItalian
  • הנרטיבHebrew
  • 物語Japanese
  • រឿងតំណាល, និទានកថាKhmer
  • 설화Korean
  • stāsts, stāstījums, stāstīšanaLatvian
  • verslag, verhalend, verhaal, vertelde, vertelling, breedsprakig, spraakzaamDutch
  • narrativaPortuguese
  • повествование, болтливый, повествовательный, разговорчивый, рассказ, историяRussian

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