Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “chronicle”

See all translations

chronicle

noun [C]  /ˈkrɑn·ɪ·kəl/ us  
a record of events in the order in which they happened: This book is the most eloquent chronicle of an empire’s downfall that I have seen. infml The diary, although a personal story, is really a chronicle of an important period of history.

chronicle

verb [T]  /ˈkrɑn·ɪ·kəl/ us  
to make a record or tell the history of something: His one-man show chronicles the life of Mark Twain.
Translations of “chronicle”
in Spanish crónica…
in French chronique…
in German die Chronik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 編年史, 年代記, 大事記…
in Russian хроника, летопись…
in Turkish tarih kayıtları, tarih, geçmiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 编年史, 年代记, 大事记…
in Polish kronika…
(Definition of chronicle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chronicle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “chronicle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More