The definition of a narrative is a story or tale of events.
An example of a narrative is "The Gift of the Magi."
- of, or having the nature of, narration; in story form
- occupied or concerned with narration: a narrative poet
Origin of narrativeClassical Latin narrativus
- a story; account; tale
- the art or practice of narrating; narration
- any official or standard account or explanation, as of a sequence of related events
- A narrated account; a story.
- The art, technique, or process of narrating: the highest form of narrative.
- a. A presentation of real-world events that connects them in a storylike way: “There has been less of a coherent, connected media narrative and more of a kind of episodic focus on events, controversies and gaffes” ( Mark Jurkowitz )b. An explanation or interpretation of events in accordance with a particular theory, ideology, or point of view: the competing narratives of capitalism and Marxism.
- Consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story: narrative poetry.
- Of or relating to narration: narrative skill.
(comparative more narrative, superlative most narrative)