Definition of narrativity in English:


Line breaks: nar¦ra¦tiv|ity


[mass noun]
  • The quality or condition of presenting a narrative: music has developed a narrativity which lends it the character of language
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    • What emerges by the end is an acute awareness on the part of the reader of the presence of narrativity and its unavoidable role in all forms of historical discourse.
    • It is a mark of the novel's broad, objective narrativity that while the narrator enumerates the story's representative features, the characters themselves have little sense of their typicality.
    • A Novel reader might ask if the Scottish novel pushed the new narrativity that is the postmodern novel.


1970s: from French narrativité.

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