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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A record of happenings in the order in which they happened. Also: To tell or write the history of an event.

Usage examples (22)
  • The author was asked to chronicle the events of the day.
  • Regrettably, Summers and Swan's chronicle is a more or less tarted-up version of Kelly's.
  • Despite its conspicuous flaws and lack of critical acuity, Barber's chronicle is smooth and surprisingly compelling.
  • Listen, and the old will speak a chronicle for the young. for more
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  • Something that is "chronic" is something that is persistent and of long standing, something that is "chronical" is something that pertains to a long-standing disease, while "chronicle" is a listing of events in a set order.
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