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1chronicle

noun chron·i·cle \ˈkrä-ni-kəl\

: a description of events in the order that they happened

Full Definition of CHRONICLE

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

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

Rhymes with CHRONICLE

2chronicle

verb

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

chronicledchronicling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of CHRONICLE

transitive verb
:  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 \-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

First Known Use of CHRONICLE

15th century

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

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