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English noun: narration

1. narration (communication) 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


SamplesHis narrative was interesting.
Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children.


Synonymsnarrative, story, tale


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, folk tale, folktale, nursery rhyme, sob story, sob stuff, tall tale, tearjerker


Instance hyponymCanterbury Tales

2. narration (communication) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events


SamplesHis narration was hesitant.


Synonymsrecital, yarn


Broader (hypernym)account, report


Narrower (hyponym)recounting, relation, telling


Part holonymbody, close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, introduction

3. narration (communication) (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Domain categoryrhetoric









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