[ kron-i-kuh lz ]
/ ˈkrɒn ɪ kəlz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

either of two books of the Old Testament, I Chronicles or II Chronicles. Abbreviation: I Chron., II Chron.

Definition for chronicles (2 of 2)


[ 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.

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 chronicles (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkrɒnɪkəlz) /


(functioning as singular) either of two historical books (I and II Chronicles) of the Old Testament

British Dictionary definitions for chronicles (2 of 2)


/ (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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