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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They do not discard it, nor do they flounder in ever-increasing extremist experiments on the outer limits of narrativity.’
    • ‘However, another notion of narrativity is also possible.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the theory has been partly rehabilitated by the recent interest in the process of narrativity in music.’
    • ‘His book celebrates the textuality of history, the narrativity of historical narration.’
    • ‘The epic Muse that firmly guarded his poetic talent from lyrical confessions inspires the prominent narrativity of this cycle as well.’
    • ‘The subject is contextualised into a social realism that includes narrativity as a totality.’
    • ‘The singular response of the everyday exists in opposition to the more staid and controlled strategies of narrativity deployed in governing bodies.’
    • ‘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,’
    • ‘Like Eco, Schwarz wants to replace perception and emotion with language and narrativity.’
    • ‘There were also objections to the lack of narrativity and the sometimes psychedelic visual effects that replaced it.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘A Novel reader might ask if the Scottish novel pushed the new narrativity that is the postmodern novel.’
    • ‘The other direction is toward more, not less, narrativity.’
    • ‘This characterisation of the role of narrativity leads to a consideration of identity in the contemporary ‘world in motion’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As you see, my purpose is to bring myself and the readers to a higher level of perception, using the narrativity theories.’
    • ‘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.’


1970s: from French narrativité.