narration narration  /nɛ ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
  2. (n) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
  3. (n) (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The cycle's first volume was The Ice-Shirt, a brooding narration of the settling of Greenland and Vinland.
  2. No Star Wars-style scroll to bring you up to speed, no quick compilation of scenes from the first film, no opening Cate Blanchett narrationnothing.

News

  1. Ron Howard reads tweets, 'Arrested Development'-style

    Did you ever feel just a little bit jealous of the Bluths of "Arrested Development," having Ron Howard narrate their daily lives? Netflix has helped soothe that jealousy for some Twitter users -- the online streaming site has gotten Howard to read tweets from users, just like they were "Arrested Development" narration.Over the past week, Howard has read dozens of tweets sent with the #ADNarrates ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Phoenix man on trial for hoax testifies

    Filmmaker Michael David Turley said that he never meant to simulate such an attack and acknowledged his narration in a video of the hoax contained false information.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

  3. Noon Rotary presents Hubble Telescope deployment from space with Loren Shriver

    This program will be primarily a narration of a video taken during the Space Shuttle mission STS 31, during which our crew deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. This video is on a DVR made from the original 16mm motion picture camera film made during the mission.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Estes Park Trail Gazette

Quotes

  1. "I wasn't happy with the overall film. The narration by Orson was terrific and the interviews were terrific, but the footage that surrounded the interviews wasn't quite good enough. And, Ford was alive at the time and there were a lot of personal...
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Peter Bogdanovich Source: NBC5i.com

  2. "Initially, the narration covered just about the entire (film). I thought it was too much," said Glover, who still has plenty of dialogue as one of the quarantined victims of the blindness epidemic. "It basically editorialized what happened....
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Danny Glover Source: CTV.ca

  3. "Doing the last few minutes of narration was pretty tough," said Cousteau, who serves as the on-camera guide and voice of the project. "It got a little emotional at the end. I kept thinking of all the things Steve and I talked about - how...
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Philippe Cousteau Source: Evansville Courier & Press

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