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)
Origin of narrow
Examples from the Web for narrowness
If there is a flaw to be found here it is only one of narrowness; all of these narrators are American men and most are Marines.
The soaring sublimity of the Moslem monotheism comes partly from its narrowness and abstractness.
But the narrow-minded are the more prejudiced by very reason of their narrowness.Apologia pro Vita Sua|John Henry Newman
Nor indeed can anything be carried in from elsewhere on account of the narrowness of the paths, unless it be carried by men.
British Dictionary definitions for narrowness
Derived Formsnarrowly, adverbnarrowness, noun
Word Origin for narrow
Idioms and Phrases with narrowness
In addition to the idiom beginning with narrow
- narrow escape
- straight and narrow