Definition of travelogue in English:

travelogue

noun

  • A movie, book, or illustrated lecture about the places visited and experiences encountered by a traveler.

    • ‘The fragments, produced between 1905 and 1920, include scenes from travelogues and dramatic productions.’
    • ‘A road movie that begins someway between a sumptuous travelogue and a light-hearted romp quickly develops into something much more significant.’
    • ‘There's whole sections in his books on birds and travelogues and about the people.’
    • ‘Giant mosquitoes notwithstanding, on one level the film serves as a travelogue of the north.’
    • ‘His comic travelogues from around the globe start on Thursday 15 May on BBC Radio 4 at 11.00 pm.’
    • ‘Michael Palin, former Python, writer and TV presenter, veteran of several television travelogues with the massive-selling books to match, falls in love with the Scottish Colourists.’
    • ‘Mr. Bruce was a voice actor in many cartoons of the thirties, forties and fifties, most notably as the narrator of silly travelogues and newsreels.’
    • ‘Throughout the Toronto filmmaker's body of work over the last decade - which ranges from experimental shorts to travelogues - they continually recur as both a visual motif and a subject.’
    • ‘It is a travelogue, visiting different locations and families to educate children about the diversity of our society.’
    • ‘It is mainly worth renting as a Montreal travelogue and for Marlon Brando's utterly surreal appearance.’
    • ‘Readers ‘might think of this book as a travelogue of a search for examples of the historical public in action’.’
    • ‘As a travelogue the film has some interest, and there are amusing moments, but as a whole it is not penetrating or critical enough.’
    • ‘It is both a dazzling travelogue (a natural for IMAX) and a poetic ballet of energy and grace.’
    • ‘His various travelogues in Britain for BBC television, as guide, seeker of and commentator on the out-of-the-way, opened many English eyes to what they'd taken for granted or had been told they mustn't admire.’
    • ‘Instead, what she shares here are entries that seem to come from her journal, a travelogue of her experiences.’
    • ‘The book is basically a travelogue of his tour in France.’
    • ‘In many ways, this is the ultimate in on-location filming, and it functions almost as effectively as a travelogue as a drama.’
    • ‘Hughes later presented Sean's Shorts, a series of six short light-hearted travelogues screened by BBC2 from 4 January to 8 February 1993.’
    • ‘He reaches an international audience by providing vivid photo travelogues and a soundtrack - a film context, as he calls it - for his lengthy monologues.’
    • ‘Among the plethora of books, travelogues and pictorial accounts portraying the city, one recent local publication clearly stands out.’
    guide, travel guide, tourist guide, baedeker, travelogue
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Origin

Early 20th century: from travel, on the pattern of monologue.

Pronunciation:

travelogue

/ˈtravəˌlôɡ/