narration

[na-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
something narrated; an account, story, or narrative.
2.
the act or process of narrating.
3.
a recital of events, especially in chronological order, as the story narrated in a poem or the exposition in a drama.
4.
Rhetoric. (in classical speech) the third part, the exposition of the question.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin narrātiōn- (stem of narrātiō), equivalent to narrāt(us) (see narrate) + -iōn- -ion

narrational, adjective
nonnarration, noun
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narration (nəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of narrating
2.  a narrated account or story; narrative
3.  (in traditional rhetoric) the third step in making a speech, the putting forward of the question

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narration
early 15c., from O.Fr. narration "a relating, recounting, narrating," from L. narrationem (nom. narratio), from narrare "to tell, relate, recount, explain," lit. "to make acquainted with," from gnarus "knowing," from PIE suffixed zero-grade *gne-ro-, from base *gno- "to know" (see know).
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narration definition


The recounting of an event or series of events; the act of telling a story.

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Example sentences
It would have helped if the narration had hinted at this mystery sooner.
In the film, the narration comes from the penguins' perspective-we're hearing
  their thoughts.
The footage is magnificent and the narration is clear and informative.
And when you load up a game and it displays the name of the area you're in,
  that also has narration over it.
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