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 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).
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of narrow
OTHER WORDS FROM narrow
Example sentences from the Web for narrow
The narrowest piece of land was at Panama, but it was covered in dense, mountainous jungle.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The score was, admittedly, 1-0 to Argentina, the narrowest possible margin of victory in football.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both men have tried to redefine mass surveillance in the narrowest way possible.Did Putin or Obama Say ‘We Don’t Have a Domestic Spying Program’?|Justin Miller|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What follows from here is a marvel of the artistry of argument, of a mind at work against the narrowest ideas of its age.How to Read a Novel: The 5 Best Books of Criticism, Picked by John Freeman|John Freeman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
George W. Bush won reelection by the narrowest margin of any presidential incumbent in American history.
I led the whole party round to where the gut was narrowest, swam to the other side, and called to the black to follow me.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
The salaries of his gentlemen and attendants were all on the narrowest scale.
They are not technical schools but cultural institutions in the narrowest, or broadest, sense of that term.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Here it is easy with the physical eye to look over the highest roof, which must also always be the narrowest.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies
Even in the narrowest view possible to the teacher, is it not for her interest that her pupils should be healthy?The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
British Dictionary definitions for narrow
Derived forms of narrownarrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun
Word Origin for narrow
Idioms and Phrases with narrow
In addition to the idiom beginning with narrow
- narrow escape
- straight and narrow