Definition of narrate in English:

narrate

Syllabification: nar·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈnerˌāt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Give a spoken or written account of: the voyages, festivities, and intrigues are narrated with unflagging gusto the tough-but-sensitive former bouncer narrates much of the story
More example sentences
  • It was also an interdenominational event and readers from both church communities narrated the passion story.
  • And then you would hear a voice begin to narrate the story.
  • Along with other guests, she too will speak and narrate her experiences.
Synonyms
tell, relate, recount, describe, chronicle, give a report of, report; voice-over
1.1Provide a spoken commentary to accompany (a movie, broadcast, piece of music, etc.).
More example sentences
  • The director narrates the film as though she is making a home movie, and ultimately that's what she has accomplished.
  • In the same year Reeve narrated a film about the lives of people living with disabilities.
  • The film is narrated by the laconic narrator that Disney used a lot then.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin narrat- 'related, told', from the verb narrare (from gnarus 'knowing').

Derivatives

narratable

adjective
More example sentences
  • However, in a gesture that underlines sociality,he prefers instead to argue that the narratable self desires this story from the mouth of another (person).
  • For it is through Lanyon's ‘narrative’ as it is written both in his letter to Utterson and ‘on his face’ that the text introduces the transformation of Jekyll into Hyde as a narratable event.
  • It is Jim's ‘inward pain’ that makes his life narratable and, conversely, the natives not narratable in Marlow's eyes.

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