from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narration or recitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrative or history; a recital or relation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, that part of an oration in which the speaker makes his statement of facts; the narration (which see).


Ancient Greek διήγησις ("narration"), from διηγέομαι ("I narrate") (Wiktionary)



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