Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “narration”


noun uk   /nəˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /nærˈeɪ-/
[U] the act of telling a storyDescribing and telling stories [C or U] a spoken description of events given during a film or television programme: Dame Judi Dench did the narration for the documentary.Describing and telling stories
(Definition of narration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of narration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “narration” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More