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chronicle

noun chron·i·cle \ ˈkrä-ni-kəl \

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
  • a chronicle of the struggle against drug traffickers

Examples of chronicle in a Sentence

  1. a chronicle of the American Civil War

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

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Origin and Etymology of chronicle

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


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chronicle

verb

Definition of chronicle

chronicled; chronicling \-k(ə-)liŋ\
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

chronicler

play \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of chronicle in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of chronicle


CHRONICLE Defined for English Language Learners

chronicle

noun

Definition of chronicle for English Language Learners

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


chronicle

verb

Definition of chronicle for English Language Learners

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


CHRONICLE Defined for Kids

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chronicle

noun chron·i·cle \ ˈkrä-ni-kəl \

Definition of chronicle for Students

: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

verb

Definition of chronicle for Students

chronicled; chronicling
:to record in the order of occurrence
  • This chapter chronicles the events leading to the American Revolution.


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