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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
CHRONICLER Defined for Kids

1chronicle

noun chron·i·cle \ˈkrä-ni-kəl\

Definition of CHRONICLE for Kids

:  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.

2chronicle

verb
chron·i·cledchron·i·cling

Definition of CHRONICLE for Kids

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

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