Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Better words for love

chronicle play

noun
1.
a drama based on historical material, usually consisting of a series of short episodes or scenes arranged chronologically.
Also called chronicle history.
Origin of chronicle play
1900-1905
1900-05
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for chronicle-play
Historical Examples
  • But the chronicle-play is a species apart, and practically an extinct species: we need not pause to study its methods.

    Play-Making William Archer
British Dictionary definitions for chronicle-play

chronicle play

noun
1.
a drama based on a historical subject
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for chronicle play

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for chronicle

16
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for chronicle-play