He is the chronicler of a colorful fashion-loving world, famously traversing Manhattan on his bicycle.
She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.
Jones was presented more heroically than he even had been in the press (he seemed to have bent the ear of the chronicler).
c.1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique "chronicle" (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) "the (books of) annals, chronology," neuter plural of khronikos "of time." Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic "chronicle," cranicwritere "chronicler." The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.
c.1400, croniclen, from chronicle (n.). Related: Chronicled; chronicling.