Definition of chronicler in English:



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

    ‘a chronicler of 18th-century American life’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    annalist, historian, archivist, diarist, recorder, reporter
    chronologer, chronologist, chronographer
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