Chron·​i·​cles ˈkrä-ni-kəlz How to pronounce Chronicles (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: either of two historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture

called also Paralipomenon

see Bible Table

Examples of Chronicles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the first one was made for $23 million, 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick cost over $100 million, as the movie went big in scope. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 And, hitting shelves Tuesday, novelist Amy Tan in The Backyard Bird Chronicles tightens the focus in describing and drawing the array of birds that visit her yard in California. Barbara J. King, NPR, 22 Apr. 2024 The Spiderwick Chronicles is available to stream on The Roku Channel now., 20 Apr. 2024 And hands-down the single best reason to watch The Spiderwick Chronicles is Christian Slater‘s turn as Dr. Brauer, a psychiatrist with some ugly secrets up his sleeve. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2024 Some of his many other credits include TV roles on Teen Wolf and The Dark Path Chronicles as well as in films like Dumbo and Black Adam. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 Compton Street Legend was published 23 years after the shooting, and not long after Death Row Chronicles and Unsolved brought the case back before the public. John L. Smith, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2024 Read More About: Alejandro Monteverde, Cabrini Comments ‘Cabrini’ Review: Lifeless Religious Drama Chronicles Hardships Faced by Determined Italian Nun Who Fought for Immigrants Reviewed online, March 6, 2024. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 7 Mar. 2024 Bob Dylan's Life in Photos Bob wrote about fatherhood in his 2004 memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, saying family was one of the most important aspects of his life. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chronicles was in 1535

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“Chronicles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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Chron·​i·​cles ˈkrän-i-kəlz How to pronounce Chronicles (audio)
: either of two historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture

called also Paralipomenon

see bible
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