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nar·ra·tion

 (nă-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, or an instance of narrating.
2. Narrated material.

nar·ra′tion·al adj.
nar·ra′tion·al·ly adv.

narration

(nəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of narrating
2. a narrated account or story; narrative
3. (Rhetoric) (in traditional rhetoric) the third step in making a speech, the putting forward of the question

nar•ra•tion

(næˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. something narrated; an account, story, or narrative.
2. the act or process of narrating.
3. a recital of events, esp. in chronological order.
[1400–50; < Latin]
nar•ra′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narration - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of eventsnarration - 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"
tearjerker - an excessively sentimental narrative
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
tall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
folk tale, folktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
sob story, sob stuff - a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy
fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale - a story about fairies; told to amuse children
nursery rhyme - a tale in rhymed verse for children
2.narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of eventsnarration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
body - the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
introduction - the first section of a communication
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
recounting, telling, relation - an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
3.narration - (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

narration

noun account, storytelling, telling, reading, relation, explanation, description, recital, voice-over (in film) The play is an autobiographical journey with song, dialogue and narration.

narration

noun
Translations
حكايةرِوايَه، سَرْد
vyprávění
fortælling
kertomuskuvaus
pripovijedanjepripovijestpripovijetka
frásögn
rozprávanie
anlatma

narration

[nəˈreɪʃən] N [of documentary] → narración f, comentarios mpl; [of story] → narración f, relato m

narration

[nəˈreɪʃən] n
[events] → narration f
(= commentary) → commentaire m
a narration to a slide show → le commentaire d'un diaporama

narration

nErzählung f; (of events, journey)Schilderung f

narration

[nəˈreɪʃn] nnarrazione f

narrate

(nəˈreit) verb
to tell (a story). He narrated the events of the afternoon.
narˈration noun
narrative (ˈnarətiv) noun
a story. an exciting narrative.
narˈrator noun
1. a person who tells a story.
2. a person who tells you what is happening or explains something in a film.
References in classic literature ?
You are aware, I suppose, that all mythology and poetry is a narration of events, either past, present, or to come?
He appears by his modest and unaffected narration to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination; he meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes, his crocodiles devour their prey without tears, and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
At one time he is found in Corinth, and at another in Athens, endeavouring, by the narration of some of his wise fables, to reconcile the inhabitants of those cities to the administration of their respective rulers Periander and Pisistratus.
And here a word or two concerning the Crows may be of service to the reader, as they will figure occasionally in the succeeding narration.
Sometimes the poem is a ringing narration of a fine exploit, like 'How They Brought the Good News'; sometimes it is quieter and more reflective.
Next morning, standing in the very place where but a very few months ago the Sphere had stood in my company, I was allowed to begin and to continue my narration unquestioned and uninterrupted.
He begins his story for her with the minute narration of this adventure which took about twelve months to develop.
In their narration events occur solely by the will of a Napoleon, and Alexander, or in general of the persons they describe.
The story of 'Latzarillo' is gross in its facts, and is mostly "unmeet for ladies," like most of the fiction in all languages before our times; but there is an honest simplicity in the narration, a pervading humor, and a rich feeling for character that gives it value.
Tulliver got louder and more angry in narration and assertion with the increased leisure of dessert.
George here gave a short narration of the scene of his death, and of his loving farewell to all on the place, and added,
Jennings; but after this narration of what really passed between Colonel Brandon and Elinor, while they stood at the window, the gratitude expressed by the latter on their parting, may perhaps appear in general, not less reasonably excited, nor less properly worded than if it had arisen from an offer of marriage.