Novel and Narrative


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Novel noun – An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.
Narrative is a synonym for novel in story topic. In some cases you can use "Narrative" instead a noun "Novel", when it comes to topics like fictional book. popular alternative
Nearby Words: novelty, novelist, novella, novelette, novelize
Synonyms for Novel


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Narrative noun – A relating of events usually in the order in which they happened.
Novel is a synonym for narrative in story topic. You can use "Novel" instead a noun "Narrative". popular alternative
Nearby Words: narrate, narration, narrator, narrated, narrating
Synonyms for Narrative

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full full novel full narrative
long long novel long narrative
short short novel short narrative
original original novel original narrative
Other adjectives: single, popular, actual, entire, real, dark, main, new, fictional, visual, comic, historical, longest.
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