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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kron-i-kuh lz]
    • /ˈkrɒn ɪ kəlz/
    • /ˈkrɒn.ɪ.kl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-i-kuh lz]
    • /ˈkrɒn ɪ kəlz/

Definitions of chronicles word

  • noun chronicles either of two historical books (I and II Chronicles) of the Old Testament 3
  • noun chronicles either of two books of history, 1 & 2 Chronicles 3
  • noun chronicles a chronological record of events; a history. 1
  • verb with object chronicles to record in or as in a chronicle. 1
  • noun chronicles Plural form of chronicle. 1
  • noun chronicles plural of chronicle. 0

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Origin of chronicles

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English cronicle < Anglo-French, variant, with -le -ule, of Old French cronique < Medieval Latin cronica (feminine singular), Latin chronica (neuter plural) < Greek chroniká annals, chronology; see chronic

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Parts of speech for Chronicles


chronicles popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for chronicles

noun chronicles

  • annals — If something is in the annals of a nation or field of activity, it is recorded as part of its history.
  • archive — The archive or archives are a collection of documents and records that contain historical information. You can also use archives to refer to the place where archives are stored.

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