[ kron-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈkrɒn ɪ kəl /


a chronological record of events; a history.

verb (used with object), chron·i·cled, chron·i·cling.

to record in or as in a chronicle.

Nearby words

  1. chronic sleeping sickness,
  2. chronic traumatic encephalopathy,
  3. chronic trypanosomiasis,
  4. chronic ulcer,
  5. chronicity,
  6. chronicle play,
  7. chronicle plays,
  8. chronicler,
  9. chronicles,
  10. chrono

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chronicle


/ (ˈkrɒnɪkəl) /


a record or register of events in chronological order


(tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Derived Formschronicler, noun

Word Origin for chronicle

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

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