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nar·ra·tor

 (năr′ā′tər, -ə-tər)
n.
1. A person who narrates, such as one who provides off-screen commentary in a documentary.
2.
a. A character in literature, especially a novel or short story, who relates the plot and sometimes plays a role in the story.
b. A character in a fictional movie, play, or similar production who comments on what is happening, often through voice-over.
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narrator

(nəˈreɪtə)
n
1. a person who tells a story or gives an account of something
2. (Film) a person who speaks in accompaniment of a film, television programme, etc
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nar•ra•tor

(ˈnær eɪ tər, ˈnær ə-, næˈreɪ-)
n.
1. one who tells a story or recounts a series of events, aloud or in writing.
2. one who provides spoken commentary for a film, television program, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrator - someone who tells a storynarrator - someone who tells a story    
anecdotist, raconteur - a person skilled in telling anecdotes
fabulist - a person who tells or invents fables
griot - a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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narrator

noun storyteller, writer, author, reporter, commentator, chronicler, reciter, raconteur Jules, the story's narrator, is an actress in her late thirties.
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Translations
راوٍ، قاصٌّراوٍ، مُفَسِّر
vypravěčkomentátor
fortællerkommentator
pripovjedačpripovjedačica
narrátor
sögumaîur
anlatan kimsehikayeciöykücü

narrator

[nəˈreɪtəʳ] N [of story] → narrador(a) m/f; [of documentary] → narrador(a) m/f, comentarista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

narrator

[nəˈreɪtər] n [story] → narrateur/trice m/f; [documentary] → narrateur/trice m/f
The narrator and central figure is a salesman called Mike → Le narrateur et protagoniste est un représentant nommé Mike.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

narrator

nErzähler(in) m(f); first-person narratorIcherzähler(in) m(f); third-person narratorErerzähler(in) m(f)
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narrator

[nəˈreɪtəʳ] nnarratore/trice
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"No," the unfortunate narrator explained - "with a small part of what I had."
If we go by mere facts then the subject is Falk's attempt to get married; in which the narrator of the tale finds himself unexpectedly involved both on its ruthless and its delicate side.
When his experience fails, he will retire from the position of narrator; and his task will be continued, from the point at which he has left it off, by other persons who can speak to the circumstances under notice from their own knowledge, just as clearly and positively as he has spoken before them.
Our dazzling narrator persuaded his hearers that, after this trip, many others still more wonderful would be undertaken.
Thus the stories(not by any strained effort of the narrator's, but in harmony with their inherent germ) transform themselves, and re-assume the shapes which they might be supposed to possess in the pure childhood of the world.
This faithful but unpretending record of a remarkable adventure is hereby respectfully dedicated by the narrator,
"Why no, my dear fellow," said the astonished narrator, shrugging his shoulders.
Over his features played an eager desire to state the amount of his valor in a similar crisis, but the narrator proceeded.
In proportion as the tale advanced, the king became agitated, devouring the narrator's words, and drumming with his finger-nails upon the table.
The Comtesse de Soissons interrupted the narrator: "Confess, count, you are inventing."
The attentive attitude of all these people and the expression on all their faces showed that they had given themselves up entirely to the pleasure of listening, and that the narrator's sway was absolute.
The Puritan --if not belied by some singular stories, murmured, even at this day, under the narrator's breath--had fallen into certain transgressions to which men of his great animal development, whatever their faith or principles, must continue liable, until they put off impurity, along with the gross earthly substance that involves it.