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historian Syllabification: his·to·ri·an
Pronunciation: /hiˈstôrēən/

Definition of historian in English:


An expert in or student of history, especially that of a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon: a military historian
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  • I've become a better student and a better historian than I ever imagined I could be.
  • All hail the beneficent spirit that motivates these historians of social ethics!
  • However, this is essentially where the story seems to end for most social historians.


Late Middle English: from Old French historien, from Latin historia (see history).

Words that rhyme with historian

Dorian, Ecuadorean, Hyperborean, Nestorian, oratorian, praetorian (US pretorian), salutatorian, Salvadorean, Singaporean, stentorian, Taurean, valedictorian, Victorian
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