Episode vs Narrative - What's the difference?

episode | narrative |

As nouns the difference between episode and narrative

is that episode is episode (all meanings) while narrative is the systematic recitation of an event or series of events.

As an adjective narrative is

telling a story.



(en noun)
  • An incident or action standing out by itself, but more or less connected with a complete series of events.
  • :
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  • , chapter=10/6, title= The Norwich Victims , passage=The Attorney-General, however, had used this episode , which Martin in retrospect had felt to be a blot on the scutcheon, merely to emphasise the intelligence and resource of the prisoner.}}
  • An installment of a drama told in parts, as in a TV series.
  • :
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 20, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club , passage=We all know how genius “Kamp Krusty,” “A Streetcar Named Marge,” “Homer The Heretic,” “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” and “Mr. Plow” are, but even the relatively unheralded episodes offer wall-to-wall laughs and some of the smartest, darkest, and weirdest gags ever Trojan-horsed into a network cartoon with a massive family audience.}}

    Derived terms

    * episodic * episodical




    (en adjective)
  • Telling a story.
  • Overly talkative; garrulous.
  • * (and other bibliographic details) (Alexander Pope)
  • But wise through time, and narrative with age.
  • Of or relating to narration.
  • the narrative thrust of a film


    (en noun)
  • The systematic recitation of an event or series of events.
  • That which is narrated.
  • A representation of an event or story.
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  • Derived terms

    * antenarrative * antinarrative * metanarrative