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Definition of "chronicle" []

  • An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment. (noun)
  • A detailed narrative record or report. (noun)
  • See Table at Bible. (noun)
  • To record in or in the form of a historical record. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chronicle" in a sentence
  • "During the Middle Ages the term chronicle included every form of history, but the word in its earliest usage signified simply a chronological table."
  • "This chronicle is as much an homage to noble elders who often struggle to surmount indifference in their own communities as it is an op-ed by the author, who sounds the alarm among a skeptical public, and even other scientists, about the incalculable loss posed by a language's extinction."
  • "This chronicle is profoundly erudite, thoroughly engrossing, satisfyingly hefty (700-plus pages!), and delightfully idiosyncratic."