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From Middle English cronicle, cronycle, from Anglo-Norman cronicle, from Old French cronike, from Latin chronica, from Ancient Greek χρονικός (khronikós, “of or concerning time”), from χρόνος (khrónos, “time”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɒnɪkəl/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkrɑnɪkl̩/
- Hyphenation: chron‧i‧cle
chronicle (plural chronicles)
- A written account of events and when they happened, ordered by time.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter I, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384:
- 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.
- Often used in the title of a newspaper, as in Pennsylvania Chronicle.
- (account of events and when they happened): annals, archives, chronicon, diary, history, journal, narration, prehistory, recital, record, recountal, register, report, story, version
- chronist; Chronist; chronistically
- chronistic; Chronistic
- chronology; chronological
a written account
- To record in or as in a chronicle.
- (record in a chronicle): record