chronicle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman cronicle, from Old French cronike, from Latin chronica, from Ancient Greek χρονικός (khronikós, of or concerning time), from χρόνος (khrónos, time)

Noun[edit]

chronicle (plural chronicles)

  1. A written account of events and when they happened, ordered by time.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, Ch.I:
      Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in the title of a newspaper, as in Pennsylvania Chronicle.

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Verb[edit]

chronicle (third-person singular simple present chronicles, present participle chronicling, simple past and past participle chronicled)

  1. To record in or as in a chronicle.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (record in a chronicle): record