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chronicle

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noun chron·i·cle \ˈkrä-ni-kəl\

Simple Definition of chronicle

  • : a description of events in the order that they happened

Full Definition of chronicle

  1. 1 :  a historical account of events arranged in order of time usually without analysis or interpretation <a chronicle of the Civil War>

  2. 2 :  narrative 1

Examples of chronicle

  1. a chronicle of the American Civil War

  2. a chronicle of the President's years in office



Origin of chronicle

Middle English cronicle, from Anglo-French, alteration of chronike, from Latin chronica, from Greek chronika, from neuter plural of chronikos


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with chronicle


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chronicle

verb chron·i·cle

Simple Definition of chronicle

  • : to describe a series of events in the order that they happened

Full Definition of chronicle

chronicledchronicling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to present a record of in or as if in a chronicle <chronicle Victorian society> <chronicle the doings of the rich and famous>

chron·i·cler play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of chronicle

  1. The book chronicles the events that led to the American Civil War.

  2. She intends to chronicle the broad social changes that have occurred in this part of the country.

  3. a magazine that chronicles the lives of the rich and famous



15th Century

First Known Use of chronicle

15th century


CHRONICLE Defined for Kids

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chronicle

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noun chron·i·cle \ˈkrä-ni-kəl\

Definition of chronicle

  1. :  an account of events in the order that they happened :  history



Word Root of chronicle

The Greek word chronos, meaning “time,” gives us the root chron. Words from the Greek chronos have something to do with time. The chronological order of events is the order in which they happened in time. Anything that is chronic lasts for a very long time. A chronicle is a telling of events in the order in which they happened in time.


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chronicle

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verb chron·i·cle

Definition of chronicle

chron·i·cledchron·i·cling

  1. :  to record in the order of occurrence <This chapter chronicles the events leading to the American Revolution.>





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