[ kron-i-kuhl ]
See synonyms for: chroniclechronicledchronicleschronicling on

  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

Other words for chronicle

Other words from chronicle

  • chron·i·cler, noun
  • un·chron·i·cled, adjective

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How to use chronicle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chronicle


/ (ˈkrɒnɪkəl) /

  1. a record or register of events in chronological order

  1. (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle

Origin of chronicle

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

Derived forms of chronicle

  • chronicler, noun

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