- The definition of a narrator is a person who is telling a story.
An example of narrator is a character in a book who writes the story in first person from his own point of view.
- a person who relates a story or account
- a person who reads descriptive or narrative passages, as between scenes of a play
Origin: L from narratus: see narrate
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narrator - Cultural Definition
A person who tells a story; in literature, the voice that an author takes on to tell a story. This voice can have a personality quite different from the author's. For example, in his story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe makes his narrator a raving lunatic.