- a person who gives an account or tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
- a person who adds spoken commentary to a film, television program, slide show, etc.
Examples from the Web for narrator
“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy” the narrator recounts.A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review
December 28, 2014
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.
The narrator is suggesting that they build a snowman that looks like a minister.
Like Fosse did with Cabaret, Marshall excised two major characters: the Narrator and the Mysterious Man.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
“This is a message to you, oh Vladimir Putin,” intoned the narrator.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.
September 29, 2014
As my narrator grimly expressed it, "Him come back, go to work."The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Phaedo, who is the narrator of the dialogue to Echecrates of Phlius.Phaedo
But the historian must be more than a narrator; he must be an interpreter.College Teaching
The narrator on joining the sloop had found this man on board after some years of separation.Within the Tides
The tenor, who may be regarded as the Narrator, calls upon the Watchman, "What of the night?"The Standard Oratorios
George P. Upton
- a person who tells a story or gives an account of something
- a person who speaks in accompaniment of a film, television programme, etc
Word Origin and History for narrator
1610s, from Latin narrator "a relater, narrator, historian," agent noun from narrat-, stem of narrare "to tell, relate" (see narration). In sense of "a commentator in a radio program" it is from 1941.