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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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