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chronicle

[kron-i-kuh l]
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noun
  1. a chronological record of events; a history.
verb (used with object), chron·i·cled, chron·i·cling.
  1. to record in or as in a chronicle.

Origin of chronicle

1275–1325; Middle English cronicle < Anglo-French, variant, with -le -ule, of Old French cronique < Medieval Latin cronica (feminine singular), Latin chronica (neuter plural) < Greek chroniká annals, chronology; see chronic
Related formschron·i·cler, nounun·chron·i·cled, adjective

Synonyms

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2. recount, relate, narrate, report.
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Examples from the Web for chronicling

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Historical Examples

  • The chronicling of such inexplicable cruelties I leave to other pens.

    Three Years' War

    Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

  • Mr. Raymond, in chronicling this anecdote, tells of the New York Herald giving the story in a mangled and pointless copy.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

  • I must not overload these slight pages by chronicling at length how Merchester caught and developed the Pageant fever.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The master himself was not exempt and once we find him chronicling that he went a-hunting and caught a fox and the ague.

    George Washington: Farmer

    Paul Leland Haworth

  • The omission illustrates his carelessness in respect to the chronicling of his deeds, his heedlessness as to fame and glory.

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Frederick A. Ober


British Dictionary definitions for chronicling

chronicle

noun
  1. a record or register of events in chronological order
verb
  1. (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Derived Formschronicler, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French cronicle, via Latin chronica (pl), from Greek khronika annals, from khronikos relating to time; see chronic
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Word Origin and History for chronicling

chronicle

n.

c.1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique "chronicle" (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) "the (books of) annals, chronology," neuter plural of khronikos "of time." Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic "chronicle," cranicwritere "chronicler." The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.

chronicle

v.

c.1400, croniclen, from chronicle (n.). Related: Chronicled; chronicling.

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