noun, pl. di·e·ge·ses /ˌdaɪəˈdʒisiz/ [dahy-uh-jee-seez] Show IPA (in literature, film, etc.)
the telling of a story by a narrator who summarizes events in the plot and comments on the conversations, thoughts, etc., of the characters.
the sphere or world in which
these narrated events and other elements occur.
Origin: 1800–10; Related forms
< Greek diēgēsis
‘a narrative’, derivative of diēgeisthai
‘to describe, narrate’ < dia- dia-
di·e·get·ic /ˌdaɪəˈdʒɛtɪk/ [dahy-uh-jet-ik] Show IPA , adjective