from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who narrates; one who recounts or states facts, details, etc.
  • noun In the older oratorios and passions, the personage who sings the historical parts of the text, so as to give the proper setting for the dramatic and lyric numbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who narrates or tells stories.
  • noun narratology The person or the "voice" whose viewpoint is used in telling a story.
  • noun The person providing the voice-over in a documentary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who tells a story


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