- (of a vowel) articulated with the tongue laterally constricted, as the ee of beet, the oo of boot, etc.; tense.Compare lax1 (def. 7).
- (of a phonetic transcription) utilizing a unique symbol for each phoneme and whatever supplementary diacritics are needed to indicate its subphonemic varieties.Compare broad (def. 14).
Origin of narrow
OTHER WORDS FROM narrow
How to use narrow in a sentence
Tip: The narrower upper deck in coach is the better choice because its eight-seat rows cannot be extended.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I noted in May, the Windsor opinion is actually much narrower than the cases that have followed in its midst.
The other trend perhaps has a narrower reach; it has to do with changes within journalism in the age of the Internet.Jeff Sharlet’s ‘Radiant Truths’: How Religion Shaped American Literary Journalism|Jonathan D. Fitzgerald|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We find that consumption inequality is much narrower than income inequality," Marthur said.
Their Big Twin, however, the A330, with a narrower cabin than the 777, has done extremely well.The Exemplary Plane at the Heart of the MH370 Mystery|Clive Irving|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I turned right into a narrow street, went along it about fifty yards, and paused where it was crossed by a still narrower alley.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
As the ill-assorted pair advanced, the streets they traversed seemed to grow narrower and dirtier.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
They soon reached a narrower part of the cave, with a screen of rough planks running across it.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
He reserved, of course, a passageway to his own door, narrower or wider according to the circumstances.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
The river gradually became narrower and more tortuous as we approached its head waters.
British Dictionary definitions for narrow
Derived forms of narrownarrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun
Word Origin for narrow
Other Idioms and Phrases with narrow
In addition to the idiom beginning with narrow
- narrow escape
- straight and narrow