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
You don’t want to have a narrow focus such as increasing productivity rates that don’t improve engagement or revenue.Internal communication plan: How SMB marketing teams can achieve growth|Ronita Mohan|November 12, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The ridge itself is a ragged, narrow path flanked by alpine tundra, with low-standing bushes and virtually no trees.
After its narrow loss to the New York Giants, we cover the defense’s inability to stop the run, the future at quarterback, the play that beat Washington and more.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
In a narrow 5-4 vote, the justices ruled that the individual mandate was permissible under Congress’s taxing power.What Happens If the Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|November 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Wins by the 8-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, over the Dallas Cowboys, and the Las Vegas Raiders, over the snake-bitten Los Angeles Chargers, came down to last-second plays, while the Miami Dolphins closed out a narrow win over the host Arizona Cardinals.Steelers stay unbeaten, Chargers drop another heartbreaker in NFL Week 9|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
In 2012, Obama narrowly beat Mitt Romney among Florida Cubans, according to exit polls.
President Obama narrowly won the Cuban-American vote in South Florida in 2012.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fiery first-term conservative won narrowly over Democrat Mike Michaud Tuesday night.Republican Wave Carries Maine Governor Paul LePage to Victory|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is steadily but narrowly leading GOP challenger Thom Tillis.
Ernst is actually narrowly preferred by men, and her opponent Bruce Braley holds a narrow lead among women.
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
I watched her narrowly, and would stake my life on it she is only the more dangerous for being the less open.
But he watched Grandfather Mole narrowly, with a grin on his face, to see what the old chap would do.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
She eyed his crafty face narrowly, as she inquired whether there was any news, and listened to his recital of Toby Crackits story.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The wound was a bad one, he said, and the ball had narrowly missed the heart, but with care the man would come around all right.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
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