Narrative and Story


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Narrative noun – A relating of events usually in the order in which they happened.
Usage example: wrote a witty, chatty narrative of all the happenings at the party

Story is a synonym for narrative in account topic. In some cases you can use "Story" instead a noun "Narrative", when it comes to topics like fairy tale, language, tale, words. popular alternative
Nearby Words: narrate, narration, narrator, narrated, narrating
Synonyms for Narrative


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Story noun – A work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel.
Usage example: he's a talented writer, but his quirky stories will never find a wide readership

Narrative is a synonym for story in tale topic. You can use "Narrative" instead a noun "Story", if it concerns topics such as account, fairy tale, language, words. popular alternative
Nearby Words: storey, storied, storyline
Synonyms for Story

How words are described

good good narrative good story
full full narrative full story
long long narrative long story
particular particular narrative particular story
Other adjectives: short, current, original, true, proper, single, actual, entire, real, serious, dark, tragic, main, interesting, new, fictional, different, comic, overall.

Both words in one sentence

  • Orson Scott Card's Ender in Exile stitches together several pre-existing short stories with some new story and narrative.
  • Video Game / Resistance From Bad to Worse: Pretty much every one of the main games from a narrative and story progression standpoint.
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger: In the "Revenge" path, the final duel is a complete cakewalk, both for in-story and narrative reasons.
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