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[trav-uh-lawg, -log] /ˈtræv əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg/
a lecture, slide show, or motion picture describing travels.
Also, travelog.
Origin of travelogue
1900-05, Americanism; blend of travel and monologue Unabridged
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Examples from the web for travelogue
  • With humour and a sense of romance, she has written an intellectually bracing travelogue of literary adventures.
  • The result is not only a fascinating travelogue, but also a personal meditation on loss and fate.
  • His book is weakest when it declines into pop-science travelogue.
  • Not by opening up the action in extraneous, travelogue-minded ways.
  • He wound up with both a performance film and an anti-travelogue on ghetto life.
  • The result was a six-reel travelogue, which covered many of the less civilized parts of the world.
  • The picture is an entertaining one, filled with dramatic incidents, and quite unlike the usual school fellows of the travelogue.
  • Yet the whole thing has the self-conscious manner of a travelogue.
  • Everything ends as happily as a trite travelogue, and his cast behaves in customary but satisfying style.
  • If you have a low tolerance for cute kids, you may feel as though you have walked in on an official travelogue.
British Dictionary definitions for travelogue


a film, lecture, or brochure on travels and travelling
Word Origin
C20: from travel + -logue
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Word Origin and History for travelogue

"a talk on travel," 1903, a hybrid word coined by U.S. traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) from travel + Greek-derived -logue, abstracted from monologue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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