Definition of chronicler in English:



  • A person who writes accounts of important or historical events.

    ‘a chronicler of 18th-century American life’
    • ‘Medieval chroniclers recorded omens at all great events; for example, Froissart noted a heavy thunderstorm, an eclipse of the sun, and a hovering circle of crows before the battle of Crécy in 1346.’
    • ‘If we are right, and there is unfolding in these very days a great deal of history in the making, we intend to be chroniclers of that history.’
    • ‘Minutely though Hawkwood's military achievements were recorded by the chroniclers, his motivation has always been hard to discern.’
    • ‘A camera makes you many things: a magician freezing time, an artist capturing the essence of a moment, a chronicler keeping a record of memories.’
    • ‘More often than not, in contemporary descriptions of such events, diarists or chroniclers simply state that the relics were shown to the people, without specifying where and how.’
    annalist, historian, archivist, diarist, recorder, reporter
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