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chronicles

[ kron-i-kuh lz ]SEE DEFINITION OF chronicles
  • nounaccount, narrative
  • verbreport, recount

Synonyms for chronicles

  • annals
  • diary
  • journal
  • archives
  • history
  • narration
  • prehistory
  • recital
  • record
  • register
  • report
  • story
  • version
  • recountal
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Perhaps, at some future period, we may venture to open the chronicles of Mudfog.

She chronicles every stage of the misery, as though she had felt them all; and how unlike it she looks!

In fact, it is said by some of the chronicles of the times that he was born on the same day and hour with her.

The chronicles say that he was the handsomest and most accomplished youth of the time.

Only the chronicles of the burning hour can hold human attention where war is.

A reprint of the passages in Holinshed's Chronicles which Shakespeare used.

He it is whose name shall live in the chronicles of the time!

He won victory even after his death, so say the chronicles of that day.

Thanks to their chronicles we can follow the history of the Chinese for 4000 years back.

All the chronicles of rulers and governing bodies are as dust in comparison.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique "chronicle" (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) "the (books of) annals, chronology," neuter plural of khronikos "of time." Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic "chronicle," cranicwritere "chronicler." The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHRONICLES

archive

nouncollection, usually of records
  • annals
  • chronicles
  • clippings
  • documents
  • excerpts
  • extracts
  • files
  • papers
  • registers
  • roll
  • scrolls
  • writings
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