Definition of annalist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈan(ə)ləst/


A person who writes annals.
Example sentences
  • He was preceded by a handful of annalists, notably Hydatius in Galicia, and followed, among others, by Gregory of Tours and Fredegar in Francia, Isidore in Spain, Bede in Northumbria, and Paul the Deacon in Italy.
  • So too the annalists of the Annals of Ulster, who most frequently called the Viking incomers ‘foreigners’, sometimes differentiated between ‘dark’ and ‘fair’ foreigners.
  • The prose represents the style of 10c Saxon annalists.



Pronunciation: /ˌan(ə)lˈistik/
Example sentences
  • Sallust's last work, the Histories, was annalistic (arranged by years). It covered events from 78, perhaps continuing Cornelius Sisenna, though it included a retrospect of earlier events.
  • The vagueness of the date arises from the fact that the event seems to have had no place in the early Arabic annalistic tradition.
  • The Ingimund episode is largely detailed in an Irish annalistic source, but Welsh annals mention a battle on Anglesey in 903 where ‘Ogmundr’ was defeated by the Welsh.

Words that rhyme with annalist

analyst, cryptanalyst, panellist (US panelist), psychoanalyst

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Syllabification: an·nal·ist

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