an·​nals | \ ˈa-nᵊlz How to pronounce annals (audio) \

Definition of annals

1 : a record of events arranged in yearly sequence the annals of the twentieth century
2 : historical records : chronicles the annals of Tacitus in the annals of sports
3 : records of the activities of an organization quoted from the Annals of the Association of American Geographers

First Known Use of annals

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for annals

Latin annales, from plural of annalis yearly — more at annual

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The first known use of annals was in 1542

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“Annals.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annals. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of annals

: historical records
: records of the activities of an organization

annals

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an·​nals | \ ˈa-nᵊlz How to pronounce annals (audio) \

Kids Definition of annals

1 : a record of events arranged in yearly sequence
2 : historical records : history the annals of sports

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