or nar·rat·er

[ nar-ey-ter, na-rey‐, nar-uh‐ ]
/ ˈnær eɪ tər, næˈreɪ‐, ˈnær ə‐ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. narration,
  2. narrative,
  3. narrative of the life of frederick douglass,
  4. narratively,
  5. narrativize,
  6. narrow,
  7. narrow boat,
  8. narrow construction,
  9. narrow escape,
  10. narrow gauge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for narrator


/ (nəˈreɪtə) /


a person who tells a story or gives an account of something
a person who speaks in accompaniment of a film, television programme, etc
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Culture definitions for narrator


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.

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