bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Definition of biographer

: a writer of a biography

Examples of biographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her biographer Álvaro Estrada translated one of her psilocybin trance chants. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, "‘Psilocybin Service Centers’ In Oregon Will Explore And Exploit The Therapeutic ‘Magic’ Of ‘Magic Mushrooms’," 5 Apr. 2021 For her fond biographer, Frankenthaler’s art delights the eye, as it was designed to, and that’s enough. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Helen Frankenthaler and the Messy Art of Life," 5 Apr. 2021 The biographer, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of numerous nonfiction books, goes out of his way to place his homicidal subject in the fairest possible light. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "‘Bugsy Siegel’ Review: A Slickly Lethal Gangster," 18 Feb. 2021 All four men ended up at Malcolm X’s room at the motel together, per Biography, along with Clay’s biographer, Howard Bingham, and other Nation of Islam members. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Events That Inspired One Night in Miami," 19 Jan. 2021 Philip Roth died three years ago, on May 22, 2018, and those instructions to his biographer provide Blake Bailey with his epigraph. Michael Gorra, The New York Review of Books, "Philip’s Theater," 23 Mar. 2021 In Bailey, Roth found a biographer who is exceptionally attuned to his grievances and rarely challenges his moral accounting. Laura Marsh, The New Republic, "Philip Roth’s Revenge Fantasy," 22 Mar. 2021 Many of his delicate early sculptures were made out of wire and drew direct inspiration from the trapeze artists and other spectacles of the circus, as biographer Jed Perl wrote in his 2017 book, Calder: The Conquest of Time. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Explore the Newly Digitized Archive of Alexander Calder, Famed ‘Sculptor of Air’," 9 Mar. 2021 According to the couple's royal biographer, Omid Scobie, the co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, the couple trust Oprah to help share their story. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Feel Like They Have "Nothing to Lose" With Their Oprah Interview," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of biographer

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biographer was in 1702

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“Biographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Kids Definition of biographer

: someone who tells the account of a real person's life

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