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narrate
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
to tell a story-possibly as the main voice in a documentary; or a character who speaks to the audience in a performance
The specific meaning of narrate depends on context. For example:
  • "She narrated her story with tears in her eyes." — told a story
  • "Her diary chillingly narrates her descent into madness." — tells a story in writing
  • "Morgan Freeman narrated the documentary which features historic news reports and interviews." — was the voice that tells a story while tying the scenes of a documentary together
  • "The character who plays the Stage Director in Our Town also narrates for the audience." — when an actor in a play, movie, or other performance helps to tell the story by talking directly to the audience (breaking the imaginary barrier between the performers and the audience)
  • It is, as Bruner and Joan Lucariello write in their commentary on the segment, a remarkable act of world making... she uses tonal emphasis, prolongation of key words, and a kind of "reenactment" reminiscent of the we-are-there cinema verite (with her friend Carl practically narrated through the door as he enters).
    Chapter 3 (74% in)

There are no more uses of "narrate" in The Tipping Point.

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