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chronicle

noun [C] uk   /ˈkrɒn.ɪ.kl̩/ us    /ˈkrɑː.nɪ-/
a written record of historical events: the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle a chronicle of the French Revolution part of the name of a newspaper: the Hampshire Chronicle

chronicle

verb [T] uk   /ˈkrɒn.ɪ.kl̩/ us    /ˈkrɑː.nɪ-/
to make a record or give details of something: The book chronicles the writer's coming to terms with his illness.
chronicler
noun [C] uk   /-klər/ us    /-klɚ/
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…
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