Definition of narrativity in English:



  • The quality or condition of presenting a narrative.

    ‘music has developed a narrativity that lends it the character of language’
    • ‘What emerges by the end is an acute awareness on the part of the reader of the presence of narrativity and its unavoidable role in all forms of historical discourse.’
    • ‘It is a mark of the novel's broad, objective narrativity that while the narrator enumerates the story's representative features, the characters themselves have little sense of their typicality.’
    • ‘A Novel reader might ask if the Scottish novel pushed the new narrativity that is the postmodern novel.’
    • ‘The epic Muse that firmly guarded his poetic talent from lyrical confessions inspires the prominent narrativity of this cycle as well.’
    • ‘This book is a theoretical and philosophical treatise on the bone dry subject of narrativity, yet, unlike many, she chooses not to abandon her poetic self.’
    • ‘Both masculinity and femininity must be identified with because they are inherent in narrativity.’
    • ‘History of concepts in its unifying narrativity steps back in favor of a variety of forms of the scientific discourse which deals with histories of words and meanings,’
    • ‘The subject is contextualised into a social realism that includes narrativity as a totality.’
    • ‘At the same time, the clear narrativity, the suspenseful and sensationalised text of the archival non-fiction, brings them into question because of their place alongside the fiction.’
    • ‘The singular response of the everyday exists in opposition to the more staid and controlled strategies of narrativity deployed in governing bodies.’
    • ‘However, another notion of narrativity is also possible.’
    • ‘The other direction is toward more, not less, narrativity.’
    • ‘There were also objections to the lack of narrativity and the sometimes psychedelic visual effects that replaced it.’
    • ‘They do not discard it, nor do they flounder in ever-increasing extremist experiments on the outer limits of narrativity.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the theory has been partly rehabilitated by the recent interest in the process of narrativity in music.’
    • ‘Like Eco, Schwarz wants to replace perception and emotion with language and narrativity.’
    • ‘His book celebrates the textuality of history, the narrativity of historical narration.’
    • ‘Although he argues for the simultaneity of a narrativity apart from history, he theorizes his observations in ways that restrict their play and their application.’
    • ‘This characterisation of the role of narrativity leads to a consideration of identity in the contemporary ‘world in motion’.’
    • ‘As you see, my purpose is to bring myself and the readers to a higher level of perception, using the narrativity theories.’



/ˌnerəˈtivədē/ /ˌnɛrəˈtɪvədi/


1970s from French narrativité.