A narrator is the storyteller in a book or movie. One of the most famous literary narrators is Mark Twain's character Huck Finn, who tells the story of "Huckleberry Finn."

The narrator is the person who tells the story — in other words, she narrates it. In a fictional work, the narrator is a character who relays the story from her own perspective, which is different from the writer. If you don't trust the narrator's version of the story, you may have encountered an "unreliable narrator." The Latin root is narrare, "to tell or relate," or literally "to make acquainted with," from gnarus, "knowing."

Definitions of narrator

n someone who tells a story

storyteller, teller
Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC)
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen
German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
anecdotist, raconteur
a person skilled in telling anecdotes
a person who tells or invents fables
a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
Type of:
speaker, talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer
someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

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