adjective, nar·row·er, nar·row·est.
- (of a vowel) articulated with the tongue laterally constricted, as the ee of beet, the oo of boot, etc.; tense.Compare lax(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).
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby narrow
Origin of narrow
OTHER WORDS FROM narrow
Examples from the Web for narrower
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
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
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
All the while, the narrower our field of vision, the more fixated we become on the vanishing point.Chris Christie and the Runaway High-Speed Presidency Train|James Poulos|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a program for narrower healthcare coverage, not broader.
The fourth glume is nearly half or a little more than half of the third glume, narrower, paleate; palea is elliptic.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
In comparison with skulls from the type locality, those of Tamaulipan specimens are slightly smaller and narrower.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico|Ticul Alvarez
The driver turned off the road into a narrower lane as soon as it was dark.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
The Barbarians did not stop; they went higher to find a narrower place.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
At length I reached a spot where the chasm, separating the two rocks, was narrower than at any other part.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for narrower
Derived forms of narrownarrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun
Word Origin for narrow
Idioms and Phrases with narrower
In addition to the idiom beginning with narrow
- narrow escape
- straight and narrow