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)
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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.
Its relative simplicity accentuates the loveliness of the first long court, which we enter on its narrowest side.An Artist's Letters From Japan|John La Farge
The fourth, fifth, and sixth are the narrowest, the two ends of the antenn being thicker than the middle.
The transports reached the narrowest part of the passage and still there was no sign of life in the little house.The Secret Wireless|Lewis E. Theiss
But before steam was up the channel opened so much that we succeeded in warping the ship through the narrowest passage.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
Internally it is divided into three aisles, of which the central is the narrowest, by two rows of ten fluted marble columns.The Care of Books|John Willis Clark
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