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or trav·e·log

[trav-uh-lawg, -log]
  1. a lecture, slide show, or motion picture describing travels.
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Origin of travelogue

1900–05, Americanism; blend of travel and monologue
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Examples from the Web for travelogues

Historical Examples

  • One could economize on her wardrobe and travel on the savings giving little "Travelogues" to those less fortunate.

    The Colored Girl Beautiful

    E. Azalia Hackley

British Dictionary definitions for travelogues


sometimes US travelog

  1. a film, lecture, or brochure on travels and travelling
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Word Origin

C20: from travel + -logue
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Word Origin and History for travelogues



"a talk on travel," 1903, a hybrid word coined by U.S. traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) from travel + Greek-derived -logue, abstracted from monologue.

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