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hymnographer Syllabification: hym·nog·ra·pher
Pronunciation: /himˈnäɡrəfər/

Definition of hymnographer in English:


A writer of hymns.
Example sentences
  • Monks, and occasionally nuns, were among the most famous liturgical hymnographers.
  • Used by 4th-century Syrian hymnographers, contrafacta were also written by the later authors of the Byzantine kontakion.
  • Joseph the Poet and Hymnographer is the most prolific hymnographer in the history of Orthodox Christianity.


Pronunciation: /-ˈnäɡrəfē/
Example sentences
  • Fr. Rutler's views on liturgical music and hymnography are a reflection of his lifelong service to the Lord.
  • This book will be completely accessible to the uninitiated, and a wealth of hymnography for the established cantor.
  • Roman law and Roman legal practice enriched the system of images of Byzantine hymnography.


Early 17th century: from Greek humnographos, from humnos 'hymn' + graphos 'writer'.

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