trav·​el·​ogue | \ ˈtra-və-ˌlȯg How to pronounce travelogue (audio) , -ˌläg \
variants: or travelog

Definition of travelogue

1 : a piece of writing about travel
2 : a talk or lecture on travel usually accompanied by a film or slides
3 : a narrated motion picture about travel

Examples of travelogue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her keen observations, woven into the novel, read like a global Jewish travelogue. Penny Schwartz,, "The earliest known American Jewish novel introduces a new feminist voice," 20 Nov. 2019 Traveler scored eight awards, including gold prizes for feature articles about tea in China and the new Greek odyssey, as well as silver prizes for a behind-the-scenes video of Christoph Niemann’s illustrated travelogue Along the Mekong. George Stone, National Geographic, "Where can you see the stars?," 5 Nov. 2019 This is not a travelogue of the troubling future, or a preview of dire warnings that somehow go unheeded., "A short documentary exploring climate change on Cape Cod," 26 Sep. 2019 His memoir, starting with life here in the thirties and forties, is the main course of Reflections and it is presented with side dishes of state and local history, travelogues, biographies, philosophy and fishing lore., "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 31 Oct. 2019 The world-famous explorer Marco Polo is credited with many things, but perhaps the greatest is compiling one of the world’s first best-selling travelogues. National Geographic, "Marco Polo's odyssey spawned one of the world's first best sellers," 10 Sep. 2019 That’s how one Berlin critic assessed the silent feature-length travelogue made by a globe-trotting photographer named Heinrich Hauser. Michael Phillips,, "Need a couple of movies to tell you the truth? You’re in luck. They’re coming to Chicago.," 15 Aug. 2019 Those books laid out the pattern for future American food travelogues. Max Watman, WSJ, "‘Buttermilk Graffiti’ Review: What’s Your Order?," 16 Nov. 2018 Colquhoun soon became a prolific author, publishing articles, poems, travelogues and novels. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Tate Acquires Archive of Works by Little-Known Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of travelogue

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for travelogue

travel + -logue

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The first known use of travelogue was in 1903

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9 Dec 2019

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“Travelogue.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of travelogue

: a speech, movie, or piece of writing about someone's experiences while traveling

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